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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

Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Federalist Papers No. 80, Alexander Hamilton

Federalist Papers No. 80, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, June 21, 1788 Judicial Powers and Jurisdiction TO JUDGE with accuracy of the proper extent of the federal judicature, it will be necessary to consider, in the first place, what are its proper objects. It seems scarcely to admit of controversy, that the judicary authority of the [...]

The Hillary Enigma

The Hillary Enigma

BY ALAN CARUBA Does it strike anyone as strange that the only candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be the next President of the United States is the wife of a former President? There is no historic precedent for this, no way to measure this against how Americans have selected Presidents in the past. Like most Americans, I first [...]

Fuhgeddaboudit!

Fuhgeddaboudit!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP  ... be advised then; erase it even from your memory, and stand erect before the world on the high ground of your own merits, without stooping to what is unworthy either of your or their notice. remember that we often repent of what we have said, but never of that which we have not. Source: Thomas Jefferson to [...]

Holding the Voters in Contempt

Holding the Voters in Contempt

BY ALAN CARUBA Today’s lead story in The Wall Street Journal is about the result of its latest poll regarding Hillary Clinton. It says a lot about why she and the leaders of the Democratic Party must surely hold its core members in contempt. “Support for her among Democrats remains strong and unshaken.” In the seven weeks since she [...]

What Today’s American Politics Tells Us

What Today’s American Politics Tells Us

BY ALAN CARUBA There is something very disquieting occurring in American politics today. Most dramatically, the Democratic Party is offering a candidate who is a moral cesspool filled with lies and a history of behavior that would render anyone unthinkable for the highest office in the land. Something is very wrong when Hillary Clinton is, at [...]

Defending New Jersey’s Politicians

Defending New Jersey’s Politicians

BY ALAN CARUBA I'd be surprised to learn that anyone in the Obama and Holder Department of Justice even knows how to spell “justice.” On the same day it announced an indictment of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez (D) for allegedly taking bribes and engaging in various forms of corruption, it also announced that it would not pursue a [...]

A Pox on Politicians

A Pox on Politicians

BY ALAN CARUBA Nobody likes politicians, but everybody votes for them. Perhaps the most quintessential American theme throughout its history has been the role politicians have played in creating it—we call them our Founding Fathers—and the endless role of those who have wanted to take us in the wrong direction or at least tried to. I [...]

Crony biofuel politics wag the dog

Crony biofuel politics wag the dog

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~A governor and his son lobby for ethanol – and expect presidential candidates to endorse it~ Talk about the Norfolk terrier tail wagging the Great Dane. If they are to have any hope of winning their party’s nomination, Republican presidential hopefuls better support ethanol mandates, Hawkeye State politicos told [...]

I Prefer Security to Freedom

I Prefer Security to Freedom

LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 12 Many people wander unwittingly into socialism, gulled by assumptions they have not tested. One popular but misleading assumption is that security and freedom are mutually exclusive alternatives—that to choose one is to forego the other. In the United States during the past [...]

The Costly Asylum Racket

The Costly Asylum Racket

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY We’ve had a lot of media comment about the bad effects of Obama’s executive orders admitting millions (yes, millions) of illegal immigrants and giving them welfare, Social Security, driver’s licenses, and a path to citizenship. Like many Americans, I realized the importance of this when thousands of unfamiliar people [...]

How Not to Spin a Big Drop in Top 1% Incomes

How Not to Spin a Big Drop in Top 1% Incomes

ALAN REYNOLDS, CATO INSTITUTE When Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez release their annual estimates of top 1 percent incomes, you can count on The New York Times to put it in a front page headline with additional hype on the editorial page.  This time, however, the news was that the top 1 percent had suffered a 14.9 percent decline in real [...]

Once Again Obama Tries to Limit Next President

Once Again Obama Tries to Limit Next President

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ We’ve seen this movie before. With the Obama administration, a familiar pattern is emerging. Trusting his own wisdom, President Obama resists oversight, goes to legal war against leakers and whistleblowers (at least those who make it look bad), and launches or proposes military offensives against sovereign nations [...]

February: Annual White America Sucks Month

February: Annual White America Sucks Month

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Bashing white America and stirring the pot of racial discord has become in vogue all year round. But every February, the usual suspects (race profiteers and America haters) use Black History Month to double down on their rhetoric. Their operatives who control our public schools lay guilt trips on white [...]

2016: Super Primary? A Bad Idea

2016: Super Primary? A Bad Idea

SAMUEL C. CASOLARI, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES After losing New Hampshire, Florida, and Illinois, the presidential candidate limped along with declining support and amid calls for his withdrawal from the race. He was short of funds with a thin organization. He was a beleaguered candidate. Then came the Republican primary in North [...]

Rubio Introduces Bill to Destroy Operation Choke Point

Rubio Introduces Bill to Destroy Operation Choke Point

LIBERTY ALERTS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION:  Contact your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S. 477, a bill that will take down Operation Choke Point once and for all. Operation Choke Point a Threat to the Second Amendment About a year ago, the Second Amendment community was rocked by news that the Federal Deposit Insurance [...]

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