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Brutus 1 (Anti-Federalist)
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To make the colonists think that ratifying the Constitution is a bad idea because the federal government will have too much power
The amount of control that the federal government has over the state governments can ensure unpopular laws, mandates, etc.
1. Brutus believes that Congress will get to make any laws that they want and that the laws will be to benefit the leaders
2. The states will no longer be a confederation but a republic with rules/ laws that everyone must follow
3. The Supremacy Clause states that the federal laws have power over the state laws, so the state government could be disregarded by the federal government
The government would have absolute and uncontrollable power which could turn them to being worse than the King of England was.
The Federalists disagreed and thought that the power given to the federal government was limited and controlled by the people because they choose their representation.
"But what is meant. that the legislature of the United States are vested with the great and uncontrollable powers."
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Under what circumstances can the government prohibit a religious practice?
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What do people mean when they refer to the federal bureaucracy as a "fourth" branch of government?
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