Federal Despotism of the Presidency

It was clearly understood by those who were called Anti-federalist that at some point in time when designing and immoral persons would take the seat of president that a ‘despotism’ would be ready to exercise via the modality of the 1787 Constitution.

What was predict here that rings to your ears and reality in this present day?  Hear the Federal Farmer from his 18th Article in the Poughkeepsie Country Journal.


January 25, 1788.

Dear sir,
I am persuaded, a federal head never was formed, that possessed half the powers which it could carry into full effect, altogether independently of the state or local governments, as the one, the convention has proposed, will possess. (more…)

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