The New York Times

Federalists or Anti-Federalists?

Federalists

We need a strong central government for many reasons. We can't be vulnerable to other countries, now can we? We are not much of a country right now are we? Each state acts as it's own individual country and our federal government has little power. If we want basic necessities we need to unite as one and give our federal government power so they can provide us with roads and so they can protect us from harm. So why won't everybody unite to make us the UNITED States of America.

Anti-Federalists

We just broke away from Britain who had a strong central government, why would we want another one? We can't give our central government any power or else they will just abuse the power and not give us citizens any power. Each state should have all the power so we the people can control what goes on. No more Federalists!