Persuasive Essay On Political Party

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On November 22, 1787 James Madison forged the Federalist 10, to instill upon Americans why factions are and would be the ultimate demise of the American government. Although Madison had stated that factions, also known as political parties, were a terrible thing, we have them today, and it is evident that they are a very big dilemma. According to Federalist 10, Madison argued that factions would harm the country, a democracy would encourage factions, and only a republic would alleviate the issue. One of the first ideas that Madison had instilled upon the American people was the idea that factions are dangerous and could be catastrophic to the country. “Inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.”(Federalist 10) Madison is trying to say that factions are more likely to anger and subdue each other, due to a mutual friction that they have between them. This is seen a lot during the presidential elections, especially between Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. They both support different political parties and have their own ideas as to how matters should be taken care of. This puts a flame between the…show more content…
A republican government is one in which the scheme of representation takes place. The first point Madison gives is, “to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country.”(Federalist 10) There would be a middleman that dealt with the trivial matters of the people and the government, and their main goal would be to determine whether a law or idea would be beneficial to the country. In the United States today, our middleman is the House of Representatives, as they assess possible laws, and determine if they are fit for the
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