In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke finish their discussion of the Anti-Federalists by asking: What did they get right? The Bill of Rights is a great achievement, a kind of second governing charter adopted due to their opposition to the Constitution. More broadly, they advocated a vision of republican government, anchored to civic virtue and suspicious of outside, powerful elites, that would continue to shape the political debate for more than a century.
- James Madison, “Public Opinion,” 1791
- Andrew Jackson, Veto Message Regarding the Bank of the United States, 1832
- Progressive Party, 1912 Platform