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In Federalist 10 Madison wrote about the formations of factions and two remedies that can cure the mischiefs of a faction He also wrote about two methods that remove the causes of factions In this essay I intend to write about the definition of a faction the methods of abolishing or at least controlling a factions effects Were all suggested through Madisons writing that modern political leaders have chosen to take the advice of Madison in Federalist 10 In the essay Federalist 10 James Madison defines a faction as a number of citizens that are either a majority or a minority of the whole They must be grouped together by a common surge of emotion and interest different beliefs than others citizens and usually go against the interests of others in the community Basically he writes about a very large or very small group of people that are united together to oppose another group government or law The first explanation that Madison gives to deal with factions is to remove its causes or control its affects By this he means that the government should find a way to adjust the clashing interests of the people either in a democratic vote or another way that is subservient to the public good Madison gives two reasons to completely remove the causes of factions These reasons go against the definitions of Democracy as we know them today One method is to remove the decision-making abilities of the people giving all of the power to one central Government that makes all of the laws and rules in which the citizens of this country live by The other method would be to make all people equal in that the government should give all that reside in this country the same opinions passions and beliefs These two methods are impossible to implement because no one can make another person believe something or change their passions or opinions I
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