As designers of the Constitution… Federalist leaders like Adams and Alexander Hamilton… viewed their own interests and the nation's interests as one and the same… recoiled at the thought of yielding power —“Tyranny of the Minority,” Levitsky & Ziblatt
Hamilton: we must…
prevent an atheist… from getting possession of the helm of the state
They considered overthrowing their own republic when they lost an election to Jefferson!
The US constitution was designed as an ownership agreement among plantation slavers, and needs a ground-up rewrite for a multiethnic republic.