The Judicial Decisions Of The National Government Essay

1395 Words Jul 16th, 2015 6 Pages
serve, but will also generally be appointed to manage it” and that because of this, ”political counsels, and the judicial decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical and judicious, than those of individual states” (Carey & McClellan, Pg. 10). In other words, having a more select class would not result in oppression, but would result in better and more just politics. States would not need to be fearful of these men since they could act as a check on these men by voting them out. Madison believed that the states were a bigger problem and stated in Federalist 44 that, “no such intermediate body between the state legislatures and the people, interested in watching the conduct of the former, violations of the state constitutions are more likely to remain unnoticed and unredressed” (Carey & McClellan, 235). The national government would be further moderated by separation of powers between the branches of government and an elaborate system of checks on balances. Federalist 51 made the case for checks and balances stating, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition” (Carey & McClellan, 268-269). It would go unto state that because of human nature, “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”(Carey & McClellan, 268-269). This was done in the Constitution by giving incentive and power…

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