What was the real reason that caused the early American patriots to distrust a federal government which they were about to bring into existence? It is this: The power of government is ALWAYS a dangerous weapon in any hands. The birth of the USA brought a new idea into government - for the first time in known history a written constitution specified that certain institutions in human relations we're to be outside the authority of government. The government was specifically forbidden to infringe them or to violate them.
Many of us are no longer willing to except individual responsibility for our own welfare. Yet personal freedom cannot exist without individual responsibility. The idea of inalienable rights and individual freedom had never before been incorporated into a national constitution. Said the people to the government, "Thou Shalt Not" ---- From When We Are Free - Mandatory reading for my Business Degree.