The Federalist No. 46

The Rio Norte Line

Since we are about to re-enter the gun debate between those that understand the 2nd Amendment and the idiots who bring abject stupidity to the discussion, I thought it might be a good time to archive the Federalist 46 for easy reference.

The Federalist No. 46

The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared

New York Packet
Tuesday, January 29, 1788
[James Madison]

To the People of the State of New York:

RESUMING the subject of the last paper, I proceed to inquire whether the federal government or the State governments will have the advantage with regard to the predilection and support of the people. Notwithstanding the different modes in which they are appointed, we must consider both of them as substantially dependent on the great body of the citizens of the United States. I assume this position here as it respects the first, reserving the proofs for another…

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