James Madison: Federalist 14

(1787)

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Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered

From the New York Packet, Friday, November 30, 1787

To the People of the State of New York:

WE have seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger, as the conservator of peace among ourselves, as the guardian of our commerce and other common interests, as the only substitute for those military establishments which have subverted the liberties of the Old World, and as the proper antidote for the diseases of faction, which have proved fatal to other popular governments, and of...

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