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The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Is the preservation of individual liberty the supreme political virtue? Is it the value that a constitution should be built around?

How is the separation of powers supposed to preserve liberty?

Do you think that more aristocratic or directly democratic institutions will preserve the liberty of the individual? What is worse, the rule of the few or of the many?

Should the states be understood as sovereign political bodies, or should the federal government represent the people directly? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches?

Which is more important for good government, virtuous politicians or institutions that provide good incentives to politicians be they good or bad?

What are the ideal term-limits on each branch of government? How long should the president be allowed to serve? A Congressman? A Senator? A Supreme Court Justice? Defend your answer.

Suppose you are an anti-federalist. Give the best...

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