*The Anti-Federalist Papers, Edited with an
Introduction by Morton Borden, Michigan State University Press, 1965, Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number: 65-17929. I encourage you to obtain the book by
Borden and review the editorial comments and background information on these writings.
As it was with those in favor of the proposed constitution, there were a number of
writers who were opposed to its ratification. Although not as organized as the proponents
of the constitution, a number of these writers in disparate portions of the new states
made several significant points which, though they did not carry the day in the
constitutional ratification debates, did raise important issues for the new American
republic. Some of the issues raised in these papers resulted in the adoption of the Bill
of Rights, and have impacted some decisions of the United States Supreme Court on
important constitutional questions. GWR.