Anti-Federalists prophesied the end of freedom…..
This is a excerpt from http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/anti-federalists-prophesied-the-end-of-freedom/
…..On the eve of the federal convention, and following its adjournment in September of 1787, the Anti-Federalists made the case that the Constitution makers in Philadelphia had exceeded the mandate they were given to amend the Articles of Confederation and nothing more. The federal Constitution augured ill for freedom, argued the Anti-Federalists.
After 200 years of just such “consolidation” – in the magisterial “Liberty, Order, And Justice: An Introduction to the Constitutional Principles of American Government” – constitutional scholar James McClellan distilled the Anti-Federalist argument with the respect it deserves.
As “strong advocates of States’ Rights,” Anti-Federalists held that “self-government, independence, and individual liberty were best protected at the local level. A distant and powerful central government,” the kind cooked…
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