The Constitutional Convention: Altruism or Self Interest?

History / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
An argument that the American constitution was intended to keep the power out of the hands of the people, and specifically addressed the grievances and purveyed the interests of the founding fathers.

“The 1789 constitution, at the time of its authoring, truly seemed a liberal and enlightened document. Although, at the time, it provided the most democratic system of government in the western world, the authors of the constitution, the founding fathers, certainly did not fail to provide for their own well being. The constitution was not only intended to keep the power out of the hands of the people, but it specifically addressed the grievances and purveyed the interests of the founding fathers. The constitution, though it provided a less tyrannical government that the colonists had endured as subordinates to the British, truly epitomized the self-interest of the authors. ”


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