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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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Fisher Ames: Equality No. 1

Fisher Ames: Equality No. 1

American Debate In a series of papers published in 1801, Fisher Ames unleashes one of the Federalist’s most scathing attacks on the Anti-Federalist’s unbridled democratic principles. Ames does so by drawing their principles to their logical conclusions—illustrating his conclusions with the unprincipled actions of the European democrats and [...]

Federalist Papers No. 64, John Jay

Federalist Papers No. 64, John Jay

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, March 5, 1788 The Wisdom in Electing Presidents by Special Electors (Electoral College) & U.S. Senators by their Respective State Legislatures and of Lodging the Treaty-Making Power in Their Hands. IT IS a just and not a new observation, that enemies to particular persons, and [...]

Bastiat: Law’s Preexistence, Definition, and Jurisdiction

Bastiat: Law’s Preexistence, Definition, and Jurisdiction

Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French economist, statesman, & author Daily Dabble in the Classics, Frédéric Bastiat It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property. The existence of persons and property preceded the existence of the legislator, and his function is only to guarantee their safety. It [...]

War: A Matter of Semantics

War: A Matter of Semantics

EARL H. TILFORD, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES “Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.” —President John F. Kennedy For most people war is an unthinkable horror. While generals must think realistically about war, an important duty for a political leader is to inspire others to do the unthinkable. Modifiers [...]

Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part III

Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part III

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty of Americans. It remains unpublished until just after his death. A multitude can be moved only by their passions; and these, when their gratification is obstructed, instantly impel them to arms. Furor [...]

Federalist Papers No. 63, James Madison

Federalist Papers No. 63, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, March 1, 1788 The United States Senate (continued) A fifth desideratum, illustrating the utility of a senate, is the want of a due sense of national character. Without a select and stable member of the government, the esteem of foreign powers will not only be forfeited by an unenlightened and variable [...]

Federalist Papers No. 62—James Madison

Federalist Papers No. 62—James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, February 27, 1788 The United States Senate HAVING examined the constitution of the House of Representatives, and answered such of the objections against it as seemed to merit notice, I enter next on the examination of the Senate. The heads into which this member of the government may be considered [...]

Mark Twain: As Regards Patriotism

Mark Twain: As Regards Patriotism

Commentary Mark Twain comments on Patriotism.   … men can be trained to manufacture their own Patriotism. They can be trained to labor it out in their own heads and hearts and in the privacy and independence of their own premises. As Regards Patriotism. (About 1900) ————— IT is agreed, in this country that if a man can [...]

The Public Consequences of So-Called Private Choices

The Public Consequences of So-Called Private Choices

BY STEVE FARRELL Should the decision to partake of illegal drugs become sacrosanct, now and forever? Or to put it another way, are all moral choices, no matter how extreme, beyond the reach of the law because they involve private decisions on moral matters? This is a good question. There are political forces both on the left and on the right [...]

The Defamation of the American Tradition

The Defamation of the American Tradition

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAY Source: The Freeman: Ideas On Liberty, Nov. 01, 1962 Many of the departures from the American tradition came with dramatic swiftness in this century. A Rip Van Winkle who went to sleep in 1910 and woke again in 1935 would have discovered many of his fellow citizens strangely de­pendent upon government, [...]

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