Founded Aug. 2006                                                                                          2 CHRONICLES 7:14
                                                             Remenant News & Views   

 

FP

FEDERALIST No. 13. Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government

For the Independent Journal. Wednesday, November 28, 1787

HAMILTON

To the People of the State of New York:

As CONNECTED with the subject of revenue, we may with propriety consider that of economy. The money saved from one object may be usefully applied to another, and there will be so much the less to be drawn from the pockets of the people. If the States are united under one government, there will be but one national civil list to support; if they are divided into several confederacies, there will be as many different national civil lists to be provided for—and each of them, as to the principal departments, coextensive with that which would be necessary for a government of the whole. The entire separation of the States into thirteen unconnected sovereignties is a project too extravagant and too replete with danger to have many advocates. The ideas of men who speculate upon the dismemberment of the empire seem generally turned toward three confederacies—one consisting of the four Northern, another of the four Middle, and a third of the five Southern States. There is little probability that there would be a greater number. According to this distribution, each confederacy would comprise an extent of territory larger than that of the kingdom of Great Britain. No well-informed man will suppose that the affairs of such a confederacy can be properly regulated by a government less comprehensive in its organs or institutions than that which has been proposed by the convention. When the dimensions of a State attain to a certain magnitude, it requires the same energy of government and the same forms of administration which are requisite in one of much greater extent. This idea admits not of precise demonstration, because there is no rule by which we can measure the momentum of civil power necessary to the government of any given number of individuals; but when we consider that the island of Britain, nearly commensurate with each of the supposed confederacies, contains about eight millions of people, and when we reflect upon the degree of authority required to direct the passions of so large a society to the public good, we shall see no reason to doubt that the like portion of power would be sufficient to perform the same task in a society far more numerous. Civil power, properly organized and exerted, is capable of diffusing its force to a very great extent; and can, in a manner, reproduce itself in every part of a great empire by a judicious arrangement of subordinate institutions.

The supposition that each confederacy into which the States would be likely to be divided would require a government not less comprehensive than the one proposed, will be strengthened by another supposition, more probable than that which presents us with three confederacies as the alternative to a general Union. If we attend carefully to geographical and commercial considerations, in conjunction with the habits and prejudices of the different States, we shall be led to conclude that in case of disunion they will most naturally league themselves under two governments. The four Eastern States, from all the causes that form the links of national sympathy and connection, may with certainty be expected to unite. New York, situated as she is, would never be unwise enough to oppose a feeble and unsupported flank to the weight of that confederacy. There are other obvious reasons that would facilitate her accession to it. New Jersey is too small a State to think of being a frontier, in opposition to this still more powerful combination; nor do there appear to be any obstacles to her admission into it. Even Pennsylvania would have strong inducements to join the Northern league. An active foreign commerce, on the basis of her own navigation, is her true policy, and coincides with the opinions and dispositions of her citizens. The more Southern States, from various circumstances, may not think themselves much interested in the encouragement of navigation. They may prefer a system which would give unlimited scope to all nations to be the carriers as well as the purchasers of their commodities. Pennsylvania may not choose to confound her interests in a connection so adverse to her policy. As she must at all events be a frontier, she may deem it most consistent with her safety to have her exposed side turned towards the weaker power of the Southern, rather than towards the stronger power of the Northern, Confederacy. This would give her the fairest chance to avoid being the Flanders of America. Whatever may be the determination of Pennsylvania, if the Northern Confederacy includes New Jersey, there is no likelihood of more than one confederacy to the south of that State.

Nothing can be more evident than that the thirteen States will be able to support a national government better than one half, or one third, or any number less than the whole. This reflection must have great weight in obviating that objection to the proposed plan, which is founded on the principle of expense; an objection, however, which, when we come to take a nearer view of it, will appear in every light to stand on mistaken ground.

If, in addition to the consideration of a plurality of civil lists, we take into view the number of persons who must necessarily be employed to guard the inland communication between the different confederacies against illicit trade, and who in time will infallibly spring up out of the necessities of revenue; and if we also take into view the military establishments which it has been shown would unavoidably result from the jealousies and conflicts of the several nations into which the States would be divided, we shall clearly discover that a separation would be not less injurious to the economy, than to the tranquillity, commerce, revenue, and liberty of every part.

PUBLIUS
 
 

jwlogo

 
The Gross National Debt

The KING JAMES BIBLE is The Word Of God!

Fermented wine is a tool of the DEVIL

 A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

Theodore Roosevelt  


HAVE BIBLICAL CONVICTIONS AND LET OTHERS KNOW THROUGH LOVE

 

natruthlogo

Deter. Detect. Defend. www.ftc.gov/idtheft

hsdla

AUDIO BIBLE

(CLICK BELOW)

 

HOW MUCH WILL WE AS A PEOPLE ALLOW 

File:Star and Crescent.svg

  

 THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM WAS THE DEVIL HIMSELF

GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, BULLETS KILL PEOPLE. GUNS JUST MAKE THEM GO REALLY FAST

LIBERTY
IT IS WORTH FIGHTING
FOR ARE YOU WILLING?
 
 
 

 

baby killers

2010
1987 JIHAD ATTACKS
IN 46 NATIONS
RESULTING IN
9.175 DEATHS
17.436 INJURED

"It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher" ~George whitefield

 



Colt®Smith & Wesson®Mossberg®

Rock River Arms

 

 

 What Every Christian Should Know About Internet Safety



DUTY IS OURS,
RESULTS ARE
GOD'S

Bookmark this page
Facebook Google Bookmarks Stumbleupon Livejournal

 

kjb

THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS

400

YEARS OLD 

READ IT and Obey IT

EVERY DAY

I

 

DUE TO THE PRICE INCREASE OF AMMO,
DO NOT EXPECT A WARNING SHOT


A CONCERNED HOMEOWNER,

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING

Where in the BIBLE does the Lord tell us to vote for the less of two evils? Promoting A Mormon is no different than voting for the Devil himself yet many are convinced it's the LORDS will!

NO ONE IS PERFECT,BUT SHOULD WE DO THE DEVILS WORK FOR HIM?

 
FOR SALE 

 NICE PARACHUTE FOR SALE. NEVER OPENED.

  USED ONCE

LEAVE MESSAGE

1-202-241-0232

enemyfounding fathers
Front Sight Logo