Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Silk and Steel

August 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Publius

To the people of the County of King,

A very short 234 years ago, I explained that a union of states would act as a much-needed bulwark against faction and insurrection.1 Our Republic rests on the principle that out of many forms one — with strength and unity of purpose to withstand the tyrannical designs of a few, while also protecting individual liberties.

I also explained that a “well-
constructed Union” could “break and control the violence of faction.”2 By “faction” I mean of course “a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of...

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