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a. unless the Fœderal government shall be worse administered than the State governments, there will be no danger from popular ill-will, No. XXVII. 176
b. it is probable that the former will be better administered than the latter, 177
A. from the greater latitude of choice, in the selection of officers, 177
B. from the peculiar care and judgment with which the Fœderal Senate will be composed, 177
C. from the superior intelligence of the Fœderal Congress, 177
D. from the absence of faction therein, 177
c. there will be less liability to sedition, because there will be a greater power to suppress it, 178
d. The Fœderal government "will be strengthened by its extension to matters of internal concern," 178
b the proposed form of government "bids much fairer to avoid the necessity of using force," than that proposed by its opponents, 179
a. because "it enables the Fœderal government to employ the ordinary magistracy of each State, in the execution of its laws," 179
b. because it displays to the People the common origin of both the Fœderal and the State governments, 179
c. because it conveys to the People the consideration of its superior power to enforce obedience, and thereby checks disaffection, 179
A. "the laws of the confederacy, as to the enumerated and legitimate objects of its jurisdiction, the supreme law of the land," 180
c. "there may happen cases in which the National government may be necessitated to resort to force," XXVIII. 181
a. in which cases force must be employed, 181
A. examples referred to, in the individual States, 182
B. it would be equally necessary in the plan proposed by the opponents of the new system, 182
b. it will be entirely controlled by the representatives of the People, 183
A. if the Congress betrays the People there is no remedy but "the original right of self-defence, which is paramount to all positive forms of government," 183
B. in that case it may be remedied better than if a State government should be similarly treacherous, 183
C. the State governments the greatest security against Fœderal usurpations of power by the Fœderal authorities, 185