"The National Government was itself the creature of the States...
Yet today it is often made to appear that the creature, Frankenstein-like, is determined to destroy the creators."
-President Dwight Eisenhower, Governors' Conference, June 24, 1957
The original thirteen States were afraid that the new Federal Government they just created might become too powerful, as King George's government had been.
Mercy Otis Warren wrote in Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions, 1788:
"The origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation."
GET THE REST OF THE STORY HERE: