Why the U.S. Constitution should not be ratified.

Essay by darch2003 May 2003

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Ratifying The Constitution

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is ___________ and I am a Federalist. As a Federalist I believe that with a stronger national government we will be able to get more things done. The government is in a state of near anarchy. The Articles as they are do not have the strength that is needed to establish a new and powerful country. I want the country to be united, I fear that if the Constitution is not ratified that America will break up into thirteen different nations.

It is true that the national government would have greater power than it did under the Articles of Confederation. But its powers are limited to tasks that face the entire nation, like trade, currency, and defending our new country from outside threats. Experience has shown that a stronger national government is needed to deal with these problems. The Constitution provides adequate protections for the state governments to prevent their being destroyed by the national government.

It is very important that the Constitution be ratified. The Constitution is a compilation of many of the proposed ideas suggested in various important documents such as the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, and even the Declaration of Independence. I am amazed at the compromises that are being suggested to win the Anti-Federalists' approval of the Constitution. I am also angered at the promise of a bill of rights! The national government would be so good at protecting the rights of the people that it would soon gain their loyalty and support. It could not become a tyranny because of the limitations placed on it by the system of checks and balances and separation of powers, because of that I feel a Bill of Rights is not necessary.

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