POL SCI 40 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Federalist No. 10, Constitution Of The United Kingdom, Indirect Election

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The federalist #10: union as a safeguard against domestic faction and insurrection. A well-constructed union has a tendency to break and control the violence of faction (a. However, the american constitution has not completely removed this danger of unsteadiness and injustice tainting the public administration. 2 ways of removing causes of factions: This remedy would be worse than the disease, as liberty is essential to political life although it also nourishes faction. Giving every citizen the same opinions, passions, and interests (controlling its effects) impossible. The very nature of man involves different and conflicting opinions. Most common source of factions = various and unequal distribution of property. Divided into different classes with different sentiments and views. Modern legislation is tasked with regulating these various and interfering interests. The union constitution would check the power of factions by balancing one against the other.

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