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Federalist Paper #10: The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection (continued)

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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Ryan Hurl

ndPOL203Y1 US Government and Politics September 22 2011The Federalist Papers 10 The Same Subject Continued Page 122An advantage by a well constructed Union is its tendency to break and control the violence of faction groupThe instability injustice and confusion introduced into the public councils have been the mortal diseases under which popular govts have everywhere perished as they continue to be the favourite and fruitful topics form which the adversaries opponents to liberty derive their most specious inaccurate declamationsPage 123Complaint about American Consitution govts are too unstable public good is disregarded in the conflict of rival parties and that measures are too often decided not according to the rules of justice and he rights of the minor partyA faction where a number of citizens whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion or of interest adverse to the rights of other citizens or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community2 methods for removing the causes of factions by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence or by giving to every citizen the same opinions the same passions and the same interestsLiberty to faction is an ailment wo which it instantly expiresLiberty is essential for political life and nourishes factionAs long as the reason of man continues fallible and he is at liberty to exercise it different opinions will be formedPage 124As long as the connection exists bw his reason and his selflove his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other and the former will be object to which the latter will attach themselvesThe protection of these faculties of men from which the rights of property originate is the first object of the govtFrom the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective administrators follows a division of the society into different interests and partiesThe latent causes of faction are sown in the nature of man and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity according to the different circumstances of civil societyEg a zeal for different opinions regarding religion concerning govt etc and a speculation of practiceAn attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for supremacy and power or to the person of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions have divided mankind into parties inflamed them w mutual hostility and leave them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to cooperate for their common good
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