Multiple views, concepts and ideologies originated by human beings to smoothly run the societal system. Several of them may confront and heavily oppose each other based upon various arguments and evidence by both parties of opponents. The same is the case with Anti-Federalists vs Federalists. Many perspectives exist regarding Anti-Federalist vs Federalist based on several parameters and standards to persuade the readers.
As far as the given readings are concerned, Antifederalist approach is authentic, persuasive, and up to the mark, according to my viewpoint. For example, the perspective of Anti-Federalists about humans is appealing and near to reality. According to Federalists, man’s primary and critical interest is self-interest, while Ant-Federalists claim that all men are adorned with corrupt elements but incorporated with love and moral values. Interests can’t be dominated over the values. For example, a soldier striving to save his fellow in heavy shelling discards his interest in living and waters love and humanity’s moral values.
Similarly, the stance of public education and people’s right to fair and transparent elections is incredible as these are the fundamental rights of human beings. No nation can survive without significant education her personals. Additionally, the major fear of Anti-Federalists of power regarding the concentration of power in few hands has practical dimensions. One person powers show cannot represent people’s will compared to the federalist approach.
Furthermore, the existence of government as a necessary evil is more persuasive than that of Federalists. Governments are there to regulate the systems to ensure justice in society and must be adorned with full-fledged power to execute the policies. In addition, the interpretation of the constitution should be limited by the government compared to the Anti-Federalist view of broad interpretations. The Federalists view is dominant in the sense that governments should have narrow interpretations of constitutions not to abuse them.
In a nutshell, it can be concluded that Anti-Federalist views and perspectives are more persuasive and appealing than federalists’ views.