Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Saturday July 25th 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

Madison’s Notes: The Federal Convention of 1787

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James Madison meticulous notes of the rules, participants, speeches given, major plans offered, committee work assigned and reported on, individual proposals, fined-tuned revisions upon revisions, votes taken with results, end product including debate and finally accepted plan for adoption by the states and the people, plea for unity by Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. One of a very few vital original source documents that come to our aid in assessing the original intent of America’s Founders in regards to the Constitution, as well as providing an overall feel for the depth and breath of American Political Thought in this era, which contrary to revisionist notions in regards to the Founders, was full of not only an amazing grasp for history (ancient and contemporary), government, law, economy, moral philosophy, and human Nature, but was rich in foresight into the many difficulties, challenges, and tests this Constitution and Country would face in our day and stand up to them so long as the people were educated, moral, and vigilant in their civic duties, and if not, how the system might fall into anarchy and tyranny. The final result was a remarkably timeless and inspired document resting on the foundation of fixed and eternal truths and the settle lessons of history that many then and now still describe as a miracle. Formatted for the Internet by The Moral Liberal Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Steve Farrell, with summary notes for each day’s debate preceding the full text for each.

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