Federal, not National: These United States

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During the Massachusetts ratification debates, Fisher Aims gave a stark warning that’s been totally ignored over the last 100-plus years. He said a “consolidation of the States would subvert the new Constitution.”


Thomas Jefferson on Finding the Meaning of the Constitution

Today, you have all kinds of original sources just a mouse-click away. You can read the ratification debates. You have the Federalist Papers in support of the Constitution. You have essays written by opponents. With just a little effort, you can get a very clear understanding of the Constitution – right from the source.