Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday July 30th 2014

The Anti-Federalist Papers


Table of Contents


Anti-Federalist No. 1: General Introduction: A Dangerous Plan of Benefit Only to The “Aristocratick Combination.”
Anti-Federalist No. 2: We Have Been Told of Phantoms.
Anti-Federalist No. 3: New Constitution Creates a National Government; Will Not Abate Foreign Influence;
Dangers of Civil War And Despotism.
Anti-Federalist No. 4: Foreign Wars, Civil Wars, and Indian Wars — Three Bugbears.
Anti-Federalist No. 5: Scotland and England — A Case in Point.
Anti-Federalist No. 6: The Hobgoblins of Anarchy And Dissensions Among The States.
Anti-Federalist No. 7: Adoption of The Constitution Will Lead to Civil War.
Anti-Federalist No. 8: The Power Vested in Congress of Sending Troops For Suppressing Insurrections
Will Always Enable Them to Stifle The First Struggles of Freedom.
Anti-Federalist No. 9: A Consolidated Government Is a Tyranny.
Anti-Federalist No. 10: On The Preservation of Parties, Public Liberty Depends.
Anti-Federalist No. 11: Unrestricted Power Over Commerce Should Not Be Given The National Government.
Anti-Federalist No. 12: How Will The New Government Raise Money?
Anti-Federalist No. 13: The Expense of The New Government.
Anti-Federalist No. 14: Extent of Territory Under Consolidated Government Too Large
to Preserve Liberty or Protect Property.
Anti-Federalist No. 15: Rhode Island Is Right!
Anti-Federalist No. 16: Europeans Admire And Federalists Decry The Present System.
Anti-Federalist No. 17: Federalist Power Will Ultimately Subvert State Authority.
Anti-Federalist No. 18-20: What Does History Teach? (Part I)
What Does History Teach? (Part II)
Anti-Federalist No. 21: Why The Articles Failed.
Anti-Federalist No. 22: Articles of Confederation Simply Requires Amendments,
Particularly For Commercial Power And Judicial Power; Constitution Goes Too Far.
Anti-Federalist No. 23: Certain Powers Necessary For The Common Defense, Can And Should Be Limited.
Anti-Federalist No. 24: Objections to a Standing Army. (Part I)
Anti-Federalist No. 25: Objections to a Standing Army. (Part II)
Anti-Federalist No. 26: The Use of Coercion by The New Government. (Part 1)
Anti-Federalist No. 27: The Use of Coercion by The New Government. (Part 2)
Anti-Federalist No. 28: The Use of Coercion by The New Government. (Part 3)
Anti-Federalist No. 29: Objections to National Control of the Militia.
Anti-Federalist No. 30-31: A Virginia Anti-federalist on the Issue of Taxation.
Anti-Federalist No. 32: Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers. (Part I)
Anti-Federalist No. 33: Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers. (Part II)
Anti-Federalist No. 34: The Problem of Concurrent Taxation.
Anti-Federalist No. 35: Federal Taxing Power must Be Restrained.
Anti-Federalist No. 36: Representation and Internal Taxation.
Anti-Federalist No. 37: Factions and the Constitution.
Anti-Federalist No. 38: Some Reactions to Federalist Arguments.
Anti-Federalist No. 39: Appearance and Reality– the Form Is Federal; the Effect Is National.
Anti-Federalist No. 40: On the Motivations and Authority of the Founding Fathers.
Anti-Federalist No. 41-43: The Quantity of Power The Union Must Possess Is One Thing;
The Mode of Exercising The Powers Given Is Quite a Different Consideration. (Part I)
Anti-Federalist No. 41-43: The Quantity of Power the Union must Possess Is One Thing;
the Mode of Exercising the Powers Given Is Quite a Different Consideration. (Part II)
Anti-Federalist No. 44: What Congress Can Do; What a State Can Not.
Anti-Federalist No. 45: Powers of National Government Dangerous to State Governments;
New York as an Example.
Anti-Federalist No. 46: Where Then Is the Restraint?
Anti-Federalist No. 47: “Balance” of Departments Not Achieved under New Constitution.
Anti-Federalist No. 48: No Separation of Departments Results in No Responsibility.
Anti-Federalist No. 49: On Constitutional Conventions. (Part I)
Anti-Federalist No. 50: On Constitutional Conventions. (Part 2)
Anti-Federalist No. 51: Do Checks and Balances Really Secure the Rights of the People?
Anti-Federalist No. 52: On the Guarantee of Congressional Biennial Elections.
Anti-Federalist No. 53: A Plea for the Right of Recall.
Anti-Federalist No. 54: Apportionment And Slavery: Northern And Southern Views.
Anti-Federalist No. 55: Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part 1)
Anti-Federalist No. 56: Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part 2)
Anti-Federalist No. 57: Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part 3)
Anti-Federalist No. 58: Will the House of Representatives Be Genuinely Representative? (Part 4)
Anti-Federalist No. 59: The Danger of Congressional Control of Elections.
Anti-Federalist No. 60: Will the Constitution Promote the Interests of Favorite Classes?
Anti-Federalist No. 61: Questions and Comments on the Constitutional Provisions
Regarding the Election of Congressmen.
Anti-Federalist No. 62: On the Organization and Powers of the Senate. (Part 1)
Anti-Federalist No. 63: On the Organization and Powers of the Senate. (Part 2)
Anti-Federalist No. 64: On the Organization and Powers of the Senate. (Part 3)
Anti-Federalist No. 65: On the Organization and Powers of the Senate. (Part 4)
Anti-Federalist No. 66: On The Power of Impeachment
Anti-Federalist No. 67: Various Fears Concerning the Executive Department.
Anti-Federalist No. 68: On the Mode of Electing the President.
Anti-Federalist No. 69: The Character of the Executive Office.
Anti-Federalist No. 70: The Powers and Dangerous Potentials of His Elected Majesty.
Anti-Federalist No. 71: The Presidential Term of Office.
Anti-Federalist No. 72: On The Electoral College; on Re-eligibility of the President.
Anti-Federalist No. 73: Does the Presidential Veto Power Infringe on the Separation of Departments?
Anti-Federalist No. 74: The President as Military King.
Anti-Federalist No. 75: A Note Protesting the Treaty-making Provisions of the Constitution.
Anti-Federalist Nos. 76-77: An Anti-federalist View of the Appointing Power under the Constitution.
Anti-Federalist Nos. 78-79: The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 1)
Anti-Federalist No. 80: The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 2)
Anti-Federalist No. 81: The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 3)
Anti-Federalist No. 82: The Power of the Judiciary. (Part 4)
Anti-Federalist No. 83: The Federal Judiciary and the Issue of Trial by Jury.
Anti-Federalist No. 84: On the Lack of a Bill of Rights.
Anti-Federalist No. 85: Concluding Remarks: Evils under Confederation Exaggerated;
Constitution must Be Drastically Revised Before Adoption.