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No. 01 General Introduction: A Dangerous Plan of Benefit Only to The “Aristocratick Combination.”

No. 02 We Have Been Told of Phantoms"

No. 03 New Constitution Creates a National Government; Will Not Abate Foreign Influence; Dangers of Civil War And Despotism.

No. 04 Foreign Wars, Civil Wars and Indian Wars - Three Bugbears

No. 05 Scotland and England - A Case in Point

No. 06 The Hobgoblins of Anarchy and Dissensions Among the States

No. 07 Adoption of the Constitution Will Lead to Civil War

No. 08 The Power Vested in Congress of Sending Troops For Suppressing Insurrections Will Always Enable Them to Stifle the First Struggles of Freedom

No. 09 A Consolidated Government is a Tyranny

No. 10 On the Preservation of Parties, Public Liberty Depends

No. 11 Unrestricted Power Over Commerce Should Not Be Given the National Government

No. 12 How Will the New Government Raise Money?

No. 13 The Expense of the New Government

No. 14 Extent of Territory Under Consolidated Government Too Large to Preserve Liberty or Protect Property

No. 15 Rhode Island is Right!

No. 16 Europeans Admire and Federalists Decry the Present System

No. 17 Federalist Power Will Ultimately Subvert State Authority

No. 18-20 What Does History Teach (Part 1)

No. 18-20 What Does History Teach (Part 2)

No. 21 Why the Articles Failed

No. 22 Articles of Confederation Simply Requires Amendments, Particularly For Commercial Power and Judicial Power; Constitution Goes Too Far

No. 23 Certain Powers Necessary For the Common Defense, Can and Should Be Limited

No. 24 Objections to A Standing Army (Part 1) BRUTUS

No. 25 Objections to A Standing Army (Part 2)

No. 26 The Use of Coercion By the New Government (Part 1)

No. 27 The Use of Coercion By the New Government (Part 2)

No. 28 The Use of Coercion By the New Government (Part 3)

No. 29 Objections to National Control of the Militia

No. 30-31 A Virginia Antifederalist on the Issue of Taxation

No. 32 Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers (Part 1)

No. 33 Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers (Part 2)

No. 34 The Problem of Concurrent Taxation

No. 35 Federal Taxing Power Must Be Restrained

No. 36 Representation and Internal Taxation

No. 37 Factions and the Constitution

No. 38 Some Reactions to Federalist Arguments

No. 39 Appearance and Reality - the Form is Federal; the Effect is National

No. 40 On the Motivations and Authority of the Founding Fathers

No. 41-43 The Quantity of Power the Union Must Possess is One Thing; the Mode of Exercising the Powers Given is Quite a Different Consideration"(Part 1)

No. 41-43 The Quantity of Power the Union Must Possess is One Thing; the Mode of Exercising the Powers Given is Quite a Different Consideration"(Part 2)

No. 44 What Congress Can Do; What A State Can Not

No. 45 Powers of National Government Dangerous to State Governments; New York as an Example

No. 46 "Where Then is the Restrain?"

No. 47 "Balance" of Departments Not Achieved Under New Constitution

No. 48 No Separation of Departments Results in No Responsibility

No. 49 On Constitutional Conventions (Part 1)

No. 50 On Constitutional Conventions (Part 2)

No. 51 Do Checks and Balances Really Secure the Rights of the People?

No. 52 On the Guarantee of Congressional Biennial Elections

No. 53 A Plea For the Right of Recall

No. 54 Apportionment and Slavery: Northern and Southern Views

No. 55 Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Represetative? (Part 1)

No. 56 Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Represetative? (Part 2)

No. 57 Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Represetative? (Part 3)

No. 58 Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Represetative? (Part 4)

No. 59 The Danger of Congressional Control of Elections

No. 60 Will The Constitution Promote the Interests of Favorite Classes?

No. 61 Questions and Comments on the Constitutional Provisions Regarding the Election of Congressmen

No. 62 On the Organization and Powers of the Senate (Part 1)

No. 63 On the Organization and Powers of the Senate (Part 2)

No. 64 On the Organization and Powers of the Senate (Part 3)

No. 65 On the Organization and Powers of the Senate (Part 4)

No. 66 On The Power of Impeachment

No. 67 Various Fears Concerning the Executive Department.

No. 68 On the Mode of Electing the President.

No. 69 The Character of the Executive Office

No. 70 The Powers and Dangerous Potentials of His Elected Majesty

No. 71 The Presidential Term of Office

No. 72 On The Electoral College; on Re-eligibility of the President

No. 73 Does the Presidential Veto Power Infringe on the Separation of Departments?

No. 74 The President as Military King

No. 75 A Note Protesting the Treaty-making Provisions of the Constitution

No. 76-77 An View of the Appointing Power under the Constitution

No. 78-79 The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 1)

No. 80 The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 2)

No. 81 The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 3)

No. 82 The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 4)

No. 83 The Federal Judiciary and the Issue of Trial by Jury

No. 84 On the Lack of a Bill of Rights

No. 85Concluding Remarks: Evils under Confederation Exaggerated; Constitution must Be Drastically Revised Before Adoption

Published on  April 13th, 2020

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