Federalist No. 3 – John Jay (1787-1788)

Federalist No. 3 – John Jay

  • When deciding on a Constitution, consensus has to be taken into account to build a government strong enough for the general purposes of a government: prevention of invasion, suppressing insurrection and prosecuting crimes.
  • The Constitution allows the government to deal with foreign threats and not appear weak to insiders and outsiders.
  • It will lower the level of wild violence
  • One government pools the resources and best minds for all to benefit from à wiser, more just and safer government and life.
  • When each state acts on its own, it creates problems for the rest to have to deal with
  • It needs to be strong enough to deal with Spain and Great Britain who are lurking around the corners

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