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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

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Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part V

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia, Rep. Herman L. Humphrey (R., Wisconson) for funding the Army. To determine the question whether a standing army such as any we are likely to have in this [...]

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part IV

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia, Rep. Herman L. Humphrey (R., Wisconson) for funding the Army. I offer the following amendment: Provided, That from and after the passage of this act it shall not be [...]

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

Debate: Army Appropriations Bill (1878)—Part I

American Debate Following the nation-wide riots in 1877, Congress debates appropriating money for the Army. Rep. William Kimmel (D., Maryland) argues for funding the militia, Rep. Herman L. Humphrey (R., Wisconson) for funding the Army. Let us see by the broad light of history how fatal standing armies have been to liberty, and profiting [...]

Congress Makes History by Cutting Spending

Congress Makes History by Cutting Spending

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES I recently attended a political event where a Republican congressman was making a re-election pitch. It was the usual stump speech. But one thing he said especially struck me. “This Congress has cut spending—yes, actually cut spending—each of the last two years,” he asserted. “And how rare [...]

Federalist Papers No. 61, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 61, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, February 26, 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members (Continued) THE more candid opposers of the provision respecting elections, contained in the plan of the convention, when pressed in argument, will sometimes concede the propriety of that provision; [...]

Federalist Papers No. 60, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 60, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, February 23, 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members (continued) WE HAVE seen, that an uncontrollable power over the elections to the federal government could not, without hazard, be committed to the State legislatures. Let us now see, what would be [...]

First Session of Continental Congress was opened with prayer

First Session of Continental Congress was opened with prayer

American Minute with Bill Federer SEPTEMBER 7, 1774, the First Session of the Continental Congress was opened with prayer in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia. Threatened by the most powerful monarch in the world, Britain's King George III, America's founding fathers heard Rev. Jacob Duche' begin by reading Psalm 35, the Anglican Book of Common [...]

Federalist Papers No. 59, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 59, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, 22 February 1788 Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members THE natural order of the subject leads us to consider, in this place, that provision of the Constitution which authorizes the national legislature to regulate, in the last resort, the election of [...]

Close the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program

Close the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program

NICOLE KAEDING, CATO INSTITUTE The Government Accountability Office’s annual duplication report is out. This year, the report highlights 30 ways that the federal government can save money. One way is to terminate the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) program, which provides government-subsidized loans to companies that make [...]

Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down. Convincing people that injustice is taking place is a great way to push your policy agenda—and that’s where “Equal Pay Day” comes from. It’s the left’s claim that women in America are paid only about 77 cents on the [...]

Florida: HM 381 Puts Constitution At Risk

Florida: HM 381 Puts Constitution At Risk

We need your help. HM 381 is a bill to call for a Constitutional Convention of the States (Con Con). Please Contact the Florida House Judiciary Committee and tell them to vote NO on HM 381. Your call is extremely important. When Representatives get just 10 calls they think that everybody is against it. MESSAGE: Vote NO on HM 381. HM 381 calls for [...]

Congress Reminds India of the Importance of its Religious Plurality

Congress Reminds India of the Importance of its Religious Plurality

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ This year, as the people of India prepare to elect a new Prime Minister, the United States House of Representatives is reminding the nation not to forget about its religious minorities. On November 18, 2013, Congressman Joseph Pitts introduced House Resolution 417, which expresses Congress’ support for India as a [...]

That Good Old “Do-Nothing” Congress

That Good Old “Do-Nothing” Congress

ISRAEL ORTEGA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Oftentimes, people fret that Congress isn’t doing anything. But is that such a bad thing? The divide of the will of the people (that Congress is supposed to represent) from the priorities of lawmakers and the agenda of the executive branch has likely never been wider. If this sounds like hyperbole, it [...]

Federalist Papers No. 25, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 25, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered 21 December 1787 IT MAY perhaps be urged that the objects enumerated in the preceding number ought to be provided for by the State governments, under the direction of the Union. But this would be, in reality, an inversion of the [...]

Capitol Hill Creeps Abolish the Debt Ceiling

Capitol Hill Creeps Abolish the Debt Ceiling

BY RON PAUL Washington, DC, Wall Street, and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by Congressional leaders behind closed doors, and was rushed through Congress before most members had time to [...]

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