Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Friday July 31st 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

But a Cheat and a Dream—Herman Melville

herman melvilleDaily Dabble in the Classics, Herman Melville

Any philosophy that, being in operation contradictory to the ways of the world, tends to produce a character at odds with it, such a philosophy must necessarily be but a cheat and a dream.


Source: Herman Melville, “The Confidence Man: His Masquerade”, as quoted by Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma in his column “American Politics as a Confidence Game.


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