Ever since the federal convention presented the nation the constitution, the states have been quarreling over the ratification of it. The states need to ratify the constitution. I have complete trust in the men of the federal convention and there is no reason why anyone should doubt their intentions. They wrote the constitution in the country's best interests and not in the interests of their own power.
Those opposed to the ratification compare the constitution to the republics of Rome and Greece. They believe liberty requires a republican government, but could not possibly work over such large areas as the United States. What makes the constitution different from the republics of ancient Rome and Greece is that it has a balance of powers. The constitution keeps us united as a federal government but leaves reserved powers for the states.
One of the main concerns of our nation is the promotion of personal economic interests and political opinion by factions.
The states governments have failed at preventing the election of only select minorities, but I have full confidence that the constitution will allow for representation by anyone; wealthy or poor. The constitution supplies a republic in which the common people elect representatives who govern each state. Since we live such a large county there is less of a chance for the candidates to deceive us. In addition, it is more likely for the candidates to be qualified because there is a greater population electing the representatives.
In the end, we have to remember that we are suggested the constitution, not imposed by it. However, it is our duty to make sure that the ratification of the constitution comes through. Ratification of the constitution will ensure a fair and democratic government and this is why we must join for...