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The constitution of the United States proposes that the US governmentshould be republican Some questions arise from this Is the governmentproposed by the constitution a good idea for this country Is it apractical government Is it a feasible government Concerning thisproposal there were two opposed views on the republican governmentbeing better for the country These views pertained to federalists andantifederalists We are going to look at both points of and conclude whohas the stronger argument concerning the government of the UnitedStates This will lead us to answer our original question We will start by presenting some strong arguments raised by the authorof Brutus 1 against the form of government proposed by the constitutionHe asks if the government should consist of thirteen states consolidatedin one nation or if they should remain thirteen independent states witha supreme head The author starts his reply by showing the powers thatthe constitution gives the government The last clause of section 8 saysthat the government is to possess absolute and uncontrollable power andthe states are to be bounded by the congress But this implies asBrutus says that the states have no need of intervening in the mattersof government The power of the states will then be so small that itwill be nullified The ideas of a confederacy will be lost and that ofan entire republic is replaced With regards to taxation as thelegislative power has no limitation to its power it can contract debtsat its discretion The power to lay taxes unlimited also destroystherefore the ideas of a confederacy So what is the best form of government in a country with the extent ofthe United States The wisest say that a republic can succeed in aterritory of small extent since the citizens will have more commoninterests than in a large republic Secondly history confirms that arepublic of a small extent succeeds whilst a large republic does notThe Roman Empire began to collapse when it expanded its territoryThirdly since in a
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