Focus upon lack of Bill of Rights a means of gaining popular support for opposition; other criticisms focus upon granting too much power to the national government, e.g., the Necessary and Proper Clause as giving too much power the Congress, checks and balances as providing opportunities for corruption; treaty making power of the president. Anti-Federalists' arguments in contemporary debates.

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