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Robert Yates


Brutus’ Anti-Federalist No. 1

by Robert Yates in 1787

Anti-federalist Robert Yates (under the pseudonym Brutus) argues against the constitution, foreseeing many of the expansions of federal power that came to pass.


Brutus’ Anti-Federalist No. 8

by Robert Yates in 1788

Yates (writing under the pseudonym “Brutus”) argues that the constitutional power to raise an army and borrow money will lead to an expansion of state power.