In his book, Dry outlines in the introduction the main concerns for the Anti-Federalists towards the Constitution. They argued for a small and more limited government that would be based on common interests. As they saw it, a federal government was too large and diverse and would not be able to effectively govern. A fisherman from Boston, for example, would surely have different interests and problems than a cotton farmer from the Carolinas. To the Anti-Federalists the government would become too big and too remote from ordinary people and their problems. They worried that this disconnection would engender feelings of apathy among the masses and eventually people would stop following politics and government altogether. In turn, the Anti-Federalists argued that ordinary people would become the government’s doormat; submissive and indifferent to its rising authority.