Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Wednesday July 30th 2014

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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.


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Nov. 28, President James Warren, and the Boston Tea Party

American Minute with Bill Federer

Following the hated Stamp Act of 1765, the British committed the Boston Massacre in 1770, firing into a crowd, killing five.

Colonists responded with the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

In retaliation, the British blocked Boston Harbor in 1774 to starve the city into submission.

The President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress was James Warren, husband of Revolutionary War author Mercy Otis Warren.

James Warren proposed Sam Adams form Committees of Correspondence to inform the nation of injustices committed in Boston.

President James Warren, who died NOVEMBER 28, 1808, approved the Massachusetts Resolution:

“In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 16, 1775 – As it has pleased Almighty God in his Providence to suffer the calamities of an unnatural war to take place among us…the most effectual way to escape those desolating judgments…will be that we repent.”

The Resolution continued:

“Among the prevailing sins of this day, which threaten the destruction of this land, we have reason to lament the frequent prophanation of the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath…

It be recommended by this Congress, to the people…that they…pay a religious regard to that day, and to the public Worship of God thereon.”

Endnotes

Warren, James. Jun. 16, 1775, in a Resolution of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, James Warren, president.

Verna M. Hall, The Christian History of the American Revolution (San Francisco, CA: FACE, 1976), p. 410.


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