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Federalist No 10 & No 51


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According to Madison, what is a faction?
A number of citizens...who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
By either removing its causes or controling its effects.
What are the two methods of curing the "mischiefs" of faction?
True or False - Tyranny is necessary for the survival of a faction.
False. According to Madison, "Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires".
The various and unequal distribution of property.
What, according to Madison, is the most common and durable source of factions?
Why does Madison think that a pure democracy will not be able to control faction?
According to Madison, "A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and ther…
The two main points between a democracy and a republic are:
What are the two main difference between a democracy and a republic?
What are the dangers of having too many electors for a given representitive?
The representitives will be "too little acquainted with all their local circumstances and lesser interests".
What are the dangers of having too few electors for a given representitive?
According to Madison, "You render him [the representitive] unduly attached to these [local circumstances and lesser interests], and too little fit to comprehend and pursue great and national objects".
What does "the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department" consist of?
It, "consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others".
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