As to the position that 'the people always mean well,' that they always mean to say and do what they believe to be right and just -- it may be popular, but it can not be true. The word 'people' applies to all the individual inhabitants of a country.... That portion of them who individually mean well never was, nor until the millennium will be, considerable. Pure democracy, like pure rum, easily produces intoxication and with it a thousand pranks and fooleries. I do not expect mankind will, before the millennium, be what they ought to be and therefore, in my opinion, every political theory which does not regard them as being what they are, will prove abortive. --John Jay
Why was Federalism Seen as Preferable to the Articles of Confederation? 1. What does John Jay mean by the people? (mankind)? 2. What does Jay think about democracy? 3. Why do you think Jay supports having a republic under the Constitution?
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