Sunday, September 21, 2008

Issues Raised by the Madisonian Model

The Madisonian model of government raised several issues, many of them the conflicts between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Some people believe it is an inefficient form of government because it takes so long for change to occur and responses to pressing concerns are not immediate enough. Also, it was a concern originally that it was created to take power out the hands of the people and put it back in the hands of the elite, a concern of the Anti-Federalists. Equality of the rich and poor was a major issue for them; they felt that the rich expected to get all of the seats in the government and therefore gain all of the power in a country that had just fought to get power back to the people.

1 comment:

Tim Coit said...

Good - we have a slow crummy system that slogs along and today can't agree on financial relieve. You get your credit.