"Or situation is truly delicate and critical. On the one hand we are in need of a strong federal government founded on principles that will support the prosperity & union of the colonies. on the other we have struggled for liberty & made costly sacrifices at her shrine and there are still many among us who revere her name to much to relinquish (beyond a certain medium) the rights of man for the dignity of government."
~Mercy Otis Warren~
I really like the quotation. It is a good example of what so many must have been thinking in the first years after the War for Independence was won. They had just secured their liberty and with the proposal of a new constitution they saw that liberty threatened to be taken away.