Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday September 18th 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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Edmund Burke on the ‘Unfittest Person on Earth’

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Edmund Burke

A powerful voice on the other side of the Atlantic, yet on this side so far as his sentiments regarding many aspects of the American struggle for liberty against her Mother Country, was an Irish born member of Parliament by the name of Edmund Burke. In his 1775  “On Conciliation with America”, Burke boldly declared before his fellow members of Parliament what should have been the  obvious truth regarding the immoral and outright hypocritical nature of the Mother Country’s persecution of its children (the colonists) in America. He said:

“An Englishman is the unfittest person on earth to argue another Englishman into slavery.

A profound thought …. fit for American consumption today.


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