Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Thursday August 27th 2015

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Traveling abroad summary: Is this just a guide … or much more?


General Observations … Objects of attention for an American …
[See the previous six posts, from October 29 – November 9]

Source: Travelling Notes for Mr. Rutledge and Mr. Shippen, June 3, 1788
From Koch and Peden’s Selected Writings, P. 137-9

Patrick Lee’s Explanation

Careful leaders draw all the wisdom they can from new experiences.

This series of seven posts is NOT just a travel guide. (Nor does it draw from an old group tour joke, “If it’s Tuesday, this must be Belgium.”) This single letter contains much wisdom. Look at the parts. What wisdom can you apply to your life, your employment, your explorations, your government?

Part 1: Get an overview first
Inquiring leaders first seek an overview of a new issue.
Part 2: What to see? What NOT to see?
Wise leaders neither expose themselves to too little of what’s new, nor too much.
Part 3: If it’s expensive, does that make it good?
Shrewd leaders know how to recognize fraudulent practices and scheming people.
Part 4: Be alert to quality vs. quantity
Discerning leaders recognize when they are being weighed down with trivia and the motivation of those who do so.
Part 5: How can America (or others) benefit from what you learn?
The discerning leader accurately assesses benefits and hazards from others’ ways of life.
Part 6: Do the politics help … or hinder the people?
Compassionate leaders study the effects of government on the people.
Part 7, Summary: Is this just a how-to … or something more?

Careful leaders draw all the wisdom they can from new experiences.

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