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