Federalist Paper No. 10 Essay

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In the Federalist Paper No.10, Madison share his ideas about factions and discusses the problems associated with factions. According to Madison, faction is a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, advised to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community (Madison, 1787). In this essay, Madison mentioned that there were two ways to remove the causes of factions, or political parties. First way was destroyed the liberty essential to their existence. This remedy would be worse than the disease. Madison explains that taking away liberty in order to control a faction is more harmful than the faction itself. Moreover, he also stated "Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an…show more content…
In this quote Madison use abundant image to exclaim the importance of liberty within a faction but it is impossible to perform because liberty is vital to political life. The second way was to give everyone the same interests, passions and similar opinions. Madison’s take on controlling the Factionalism in America was to Remove the causes and Control the effects. His ultimate solution came in the form of Federalism by dividing the government and keeping the factions at the most local of levels. Madison states that "The second expedient is as impracticable as the first would be unwise.". This quote was very interesting because he suggested two solutions and then he recognized that they could never work. Madison implies that factions are a natural part of life, and if there are people who continue to have differing opinions that they are passionate about, factions will always
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