Comment: I'm an anti-federalist

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I'm an anti-federalist

So I oppose the constitution. Isn't it Orwellian double-think to say the constitution limited state power, when in fact it expanded the power of government well beyond the Articles of Confederation?

Here is one of my favorite anti's, Philadelphiensis:

"BEFORE MARTIAL law is declared to be the supreme law of the land, and your character of free citizens be changed to that of the subjects of a military king - which are necessary consequences of the adoption of the proposed constitution - let me admonish you in the name of sacred liberty, to make a solemn pause.

"A conspiracy against the freedom of America, both deep and dangerous, has been formed by an infernal junto of demagogues. Our thirteen free commonwealths are to be consolidated into one despotic monarch.

"Who can deny but the president general will be a king to all intents and purposes, and one of the most dangerous kind too - a king elected to command a standing army."

I posted more quotes awhile back. You can find most of their writings for free online.