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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The Second Treatise Of Government: John Locke

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Of Political Power
Chapter 2:  Of the State of Nature
Chapter 3:  Of the State of War
Chapter 4:  Of Slavery
Chapter 5:  Of Property
Chapter 6:  Of Paternal Power
Chapter 7:  Of Political and Civil Society
Chapter 8:  Of the Beginning of Political Societies
Chapter  9:   Of the Ends of Political Society and Government
Chapter 10:  Of the Forms of a Commonwealth
Chapter 11:  Of the Extent of the Legislative Power
Chapter 12:  The Legislative, Executive, and Federative Power of the Commonwealth
Chapter 13:  Of the Subordination of the Powers of the Commonwealth
Chapter 14:  Of Prerogative
Chapter 15:  Of Paternal, Political and Despotical Power
Chapter 16:  Of Conquest
Chapter 17:  Of Usurpation
Chapter 18:  Of Tyranny
Chapter 19:  Of the Dissolution of Government