I was of a mod to agree with Mr.Mercer taking some pleasure at comparing his view to modern day. But I am mediated by Mr.Gerrys’ response -and note Mr.Mercer seemed to be pretty much ignored(if I am right)And rightly so for his comment seemed the antithesis of the very purpose they had been delegated to achieve?
Still, his irritating bombasts were prescient. We have something of a Congressional Aristocracy lorded over by a President with Kingly qualities.
In reading Madison's notes through to the end, it occurred to me the federalists and anti-federalist were not as far apart as popularly assumed. The foundational difference between the two was the amount of time each side thought it would take to for our republic to descend into tyranny.