Aristocrats Persuasive Speech

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Hello, and thank you for allowing me to speak to you today as an anti federalist. I will be speaking about why the constitution, in its current form, should not be ratified. I would like to start today with a quote from one of our papers “When a building is to be erected which is intended to stand for ages, the foundation should be firmly laid.” As anti federalists we believe that the way our constitution, the foundation of our nation, is being constructed is incorrect, and primarily only beneficiary for the aristocrats. Over time we have obtained information and experienced first hand how fragile our foundation really is. Examples of this would include the lack of a bill of rights, the unbalanced powers in our government, and overall the…show more content…
How is it fair that the aristocratic party can control congress solely? It’s not fair and it imbalances our government. As part of the anti federalist group we are trying to show the common people that they are being deceived by the aristocrats. The aristocrats are creating the constitution without the help of common people because they believe that the common people must not be trusted. If the aristocrats cannot trust the common people in a united nation than are we really in a united nation? Here is a quote as evidence from our papers to give you a better understanding of what the aristocrats are doing. The federalists “have strived to overawe or seduce printers to stifle and obstruct a free discussion, and have endeavored to hasten it to a decision before the people can duty reflect upon its properties. In order to deceive them, they incessantly declare that none can discover any defect in the system but bankrupts who wish no government, and officers of the present government who fear to lose a part of their power. These zealous partisans may injure their own cause, and endanger the public tranquility by impeding a proper inquiry; the people may suspect the WHOLE to be a dangerous plan, from such COVERED and DESIGNING schemes to enforce it upon them…. The lawyers in particular, keep up an incessant declamation for its adoption; like greedy gudgeons they long to sedate their voracious stomachs with the golden bait…” this quote is straight from our anti federalist papers and gives us a better understanding of how the aristocrats really are only trying to help themselves. As a part of the anti federalist group I would like to inform you that we have decided to address the concerns about “the powers of government” by proving to the common people that the aristocrats also known as “federalists” only care about themselves and do not plan on helping the nation 's people together. When
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