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The basic human rights would be reserved in the structure of the government setup by the Constitution. Federalist believed that listing out the rights would limit them. This very philosophy is why the Constitution goes into so much detail when describing the powers of the federal government so that if they do something out of line the people can call them out on it. Another fact remains, that the list of their powers limited the government but also allowed for any rights not listed are specifically to be granted to the people and state government. Out of 11,000 amendments proposed only 17 have been added since 130 years ago showing that it is near impossible to add new rights to the Constitution.

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If the federal government lacked taxing power, they could not fund programs like Social Security, Federal Armies, Infrastructure Construction, etc. You would not have roads to drive on or sidewalks to walk on if the government had no taxing power. Our tax system that the Federalist founded allowed the states democratically elected representatives to decide on the method of tax collection.

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A standing military power could not be used by the President as a tyrannical force because the only laws he can enforce are the constitutional ones passed by the government so he cannot enforce laws just because he is the Commander in Chief. Also this new military power would be professionally trained so the defense of our nation would be greater. In the Constitution, it states in Article II Section II, "The President shall be the Commanderin Chief of the army...except in the cases of Impeachment" (343). States do not lose their militias but the president can use them at anytime to defend the nation or enforce constitutional laws.

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First off, all taxing power resides in the hands of the House of Representatives which is the chamber of the Legislature that is democratically elected by the people to represent the people. Taxing power unites the nation and allows for federal funded programs to occur like roads, post service, banks, courts, and etc. The previous government setup by the Articles gave all the taxing power to the states. The weak federal government could not fund an army, build infrastructure, and support programs.

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The government set up by the Articles relied to heavily on a democratically elected state legislature. People could become democratically elected and pass certain legislature to benefit factions, special interest groups. There were no other branches to check how much the power legislature branch held. The Federalist plan was to setup 3 branches that could check the powers of each branch. The main one the Anti-Feds were fearful of was the Executive Branch which would consist of a President and cabinet members. The President was the Commander in Chief which gave them the power to control all branches of the military. The new government needed a branch who could act quick and not rely on the slow moving legislature to pass bills. The Articles relied to heavily on a legislative branch who acted to slowly to get anything done.

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The Federalist believed the rights of the people would be secured in the foundation of the government not be listing basic rights out. To them listing equaled limiting and that is why they listed out the powers of the government so if they were to do something out of line, the people could call them out. Listing out the rights limited the addition of more rights. In the 130 years of our nation 11,000 amendments have been proposed but only 17 have been ratified.

Tuff__Demon(7) Clarified
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The Articles of Confederation formed a state republic system which most power was in the legislative branch of each state. This system allowed majority factions, farmers and debtors, to gain political power and with this power they could pass laws to rid them of their debt. For instance, farmers who owed money to the minority factions, creditors and rich statesmen, could pass laws to pay debt in various ways instead of paying up front. The new government system the Federalist created would rid this problem with divided branches and various ways to gain a seat. The Legislative Branch would be divided into two chambers, one representing the people and one representing the elites. The upper chamber, Senate, would be elites appointed by each state while the lower chamber, House of Representatives, would be democratically elected to represent the majorities directly.

Article 1, Section 1 "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a...a Senate and House of Representatives."

Article 1, Section 2 "The House of Representatives shall be composed...requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature."



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