Eng Questions 2
4. Anti-federalists would see the question of prayer in schools as an attempt by the government to restrict something that is a natural right. Abortion, however, is slightly different since it is an issue of life and death and I don’t think that it would have been nearly as supported as school prayer. One anti-Federalist that I think would have been against abortion was John Winthrop. He was especially against the teachings of a fellow church member in Boston, Anne Hutchinson. Her beliefs that only select people were chosen by God due to something within them rather than due to their good actions were against his beliefs. I think that because he had a firm belief that actions were what earned you a spot in Heaven, he would be extremely anti-abortion.
5. In Federalist # 10 James Madison speaks of the public’s view on the government. While he sympathizes with the people who believe that the Constitution gives the government too much power, he also tries to show different viewpoints on how too much liberty can be just as bad. He emphasizes the good that can come from having a just and stable power that works for the good of the country as a whole rather than on individual interests. In Federalist #51, he also speaks of