Explaining the definition of the Centrist is necessary in order to discuss the type of political animal that best fits my political profile. Republicans, of course, are represented by the elephant while Democrats by the iconic donkey. As a moderate, the Centrist is more temperate, with values ranging in the middle of both sides of the most radical political values. If politics could be best compared to geography, the temperate Centrist might be represented by the kitten, an animal with the ability to bear its claws and scratch while also purring with a docile demeanor that is more submissive than aggressive.
In Federalist 10, written during the birth period of the nation, the idea of establishing factions or allowing faction-style leadership to gain control is mentioned as a problem for society and for the political system and future growth of the country. The wiles of men, or their desire to build faction-style leadership without checks and balances, create the necessity to have multiple representatives in power to avoid faction-like control from maniacal groups or those who seek to build a country model based on tyrannical leadership or dictatorship. The remedy is acceptance of the Republic constitution with a moderated leadership fully representatives of multiple social views and political ambitions. This warns, basically, of the dangers of factions and creating a political system that could be overwhelmed by social and political angst over ideologies.
Federalist 51 basically states the same thing, only more detailed regarding the problems posed when there are no checks and balances systems in government. To avoid these problems, creation of different political divisions, with different controls, avoids tyrannical leadership or faction leadership from corrupting the political machine. Further, the development of individual state powers, over that of the federal system, is a solution provided to ensure that