In Defense of the Constitution on Several Matters

The constitution is the law of the people. The law of the people insures the liberty that a nation possesses. It is thus reasonable to believe in the constitution and at the same time examine it for any holes and objections that should be answered or better yet countered. The body that authors the constitution and the people who depend on it should always be ready to defend it for the sake of explanation and discussion.

In response to this necessity, Publius tried to reason out the arguments regarding some issues of the constitution. One of the famous and common objections to the constitution is that there is no bill of rights in the said article. Publius pointed out that there is no need of a bill of rights since the constitution in itself is the bill of rights of the people. The bill of rights is for the people. The constitution is for the people, ordained and established by the people. It is therefore redundant to create another bill of rights.

He expanded this idea by citing the different sections of the constitution that blatantly speaks of the rights of the people. As a whole, one can easily see that the constitution answers the concerns of the people owing to their liberty. Publius further retorted that the very action of creating a bill of rights is a threat to the freedom of the people since it will speak of restrictions in power of the government and makes the people in public office wonder in finding opportunities to get around the laws.

Another objection is that the government should not govern people from distant lands. This is very dim-witted since communication can solve such problems. Furthermore, the desires of the people near the government are more likely the desires of those from distant places. The debts of certain men due to the country were also questioned. Nevertheless, a change in the type of government does not dissolve these debts and thus secure economic stability to the nation.

Knowledge of the country’s constitution is not enough but what’s more important is the understanding of the provisions of the laws and the vigilance of the people. References Publius. The Avalon Project at Yale Law School. (2008, May 16). The Federalist Papers: No. 84, Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution Considered and Answered. Retrieved May 16, 2008, from http://www. yale. edu/lawweb/avalon/federal/fed78. htm.