As I have stated those who we have been led to believe were “Federalists” were actually Nationalists, and those who we have been led to believe were “Anti-Federalists” were actually Federalists.
Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and James Madison were advocates of a wholly national system of government, a consolidation of the States, and an end to the Confederacy of States.
“Mr. Hamilton wrote to George Washington in a
letter July 3 1787………
In my passage through the Jerseys, and since my arrival here, I have taken particular pains to discover the public sentiment; and I am more and more convinced that this is the critical opportunity for establishing the prosperity of this country on a solid foundation”
Now let us remember that Alexander Hamilton, on June 17 1787 proclaimed the British government…….
“The best in the world“
Continuing on Mr. Hamilton’s letter to Mr. Washington
July 3 1787……….
The people begin to be convinced that “their excellent form of Government,” as they have been used to call it, will not answer their purpose, and that they must substitute something not very remote from that which they have lately quitted.
These appearances, though they will not warrant a conclusion that the people are yet ripe for such a plan as I advocate, yet serve to prove that there is no reason to despair of their adopting one equally energetic, if the Convention should think proper to propose it”
What had they “lately quitted”?
A Monarchy, a strong National government. On the one hand, we have those founders who shared Mr. Hamilton’s view abandoning the Confederacy in favor of a National government…………
“Not very remote from that which they have lately quitted”
Thick as thieves were Hamilton and Washington in their drive to abandon the Articles of Confederation and replace them with a National government system, a POWERFUL CONSOLIDATED system.
In a national system of government it, not only holds an authority over the individual citizens, but an indefinite supremacy over all persons and things.
The Articles of Confederation operated on a wholly federal system between the States, and is the only proper constitution for our Southern Confederacy.
In part III we will examine what portion of the U.S. CONstitution operated on the federal system, and what portion operates on the national system.
By James Everett, Sui Juris
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