Today the arguments of James Madison are usually held as the winning ones, defending and establishing important principles of a strong American central government. James Madison supported the trustee type of leadership. In this way the "enlightened" representative of good reasoning power would be trusted with a degree of autonomy to represent citizens and to deliberate over issues. While being at a physical distance from the constituents, the representative would not be confounded by overpowering or competing interests of various factions. Trustee representation contrasted the delegate model of representation where the representative served only as a mouthpiece of the interest without autonomy. Brutus, in his debating response, argues against a powerful central government that "has authority to make laws which will affect the lives, the liberty, and property of every man" (p. 23). He says that the United States is too immense and quotes from Montesquieu that the man of property may soon begin to promote his own interests over that of his fellow citizen. Further, in a smaller republic public interests are "easier perceived, better understood, and more within the reach of every citizen" (p. 24).