“Should a popular insurrection happen in one of the confederate states the others are able to quell it.
Should abuses creep into one part, they are reformed by those that remain sound.
The state may be destroyed on one side, and not on the other; the confederacy may be dissolved, and the confederates preserve their sovereignty.”
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– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 9, “The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection,” Independent Journal, November 21, 1787; “
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