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  •  Not really. The Constitution was meant to fix (0+ / 0-)

    the Articles of Confederation which was unworkable. The Anti-Federalists were typical freedom spouting/paranoid libertarians who opposed the Constitution. They had nothing positive to add in terms of governance so they demanded the vagaries of the Bill of Rights be added (a lot of it out of the English Common Law--Magna Charta).
    A typical Anti-federalist was Patrick Henry who said of the Constitutional Convention,
    I smell a rat!

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