Reply To: Article IV Section 4


Since this thread is on Article IV, Section 4, my question has to do with the “domestic violence” portion of the clause:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

What was the Founder’s intent on the domestic violence portion?

Thank you