12-01-2016, 10:41 PM
The Anti-Federalist POV:
The three core issues:
1. The omission of a bill of rights
The absence of a bill of rights was an often-repeated criticism of the Constitution. Antifederalists not only believed that the inclusion of a bill of rights was essential to the preservation of liberty, but they also believed that a fundamental statement of political and legal principle would educate citizens about the ideals of republicanism and make them more effective guardians of their own liberty.
2. The centralizing tendencies of the new government