“The source of the apprehensions of this so much dreaded anarchy would upon investigation be found to arise from the artful suggestions of designing men, and not from a rational probability grounded on the actual state of affairs.
The least reflection is sufficient to detect the fallacy to show that there is no one circumstance to justify the prediction of such an event.
On the contrary a short time will evince, to the utter dismay and confusion of the conspirators, that a perseverance in cramming down their scheme of power upon the freemen of this State [Pennsylvania] will inevitably produce an anarchy destructive of their darling domination, and may kindle a flame prejudicial to their safety.
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They should be cautious not to trespass too far on the forbearance of freemen when wresting their dearest concerns, but prudently retreat from the gathering storm.”
– Samuel Bryan (Centinel), Anti-Federalist No. 6, “The Hobgoblins of Anarchy and Dissentions Among the States,” Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, January 16, 1788
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