Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Tuesday July 22nd 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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On The Education Of Youth In Music: Rhythms, Modes, Melodies

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 7, 350 B.C.E. We have also to consider rhythms and modes, and their use in education. Shall we use them all or make a distinction? and shall the same distinction be made for those who practice music with a view to education, or shall it be some other? Now we [...]

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The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 6, 350 B.C.E. And now we have to determine the question which has been already raised, whether children should be themselves taught to sing and play or not. Clearly there is a considerable difference made in the character by the actual practice of the art. It [...]

On The Education Of Youth In Music

On The Education Of Youth In Music

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 5, 350 B.C.E. Concerning music there are some questions which we have already raised; these we may now resume and carry further; and our remarks will serve as a prelude to this or any other discussion of the subject. It is not easy to determine the nature of [...]

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On The Physical And Gymnastic Education Of Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 4, 350 B.C.E. Of those states which in our own day seem to take the greatest care of children, some aim at producing in them an athletic habit, but they only injure their forms and stunt their growth. Although the Lacedaemonians have not fallen into this [...]

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On The Liberal Education Of Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 3, 350 B.C.E. The customary branches of education are in number four; they are- (1) reading and writing, (2) gymnastic exercises, (3) music, to which is sometimes added (4) drawing. Of these, reading and writing and drawing are regarded as useful for the [...]

The Education Of Youth And What Should Be Taught

The Education Of Youth And What Should Be Taught

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 2, 350 B.C.E. That education should be regulated by law and should be an affair of state is not to be denied, but what should be the character of this public education, and how young persons should be educated, are questions which remain to be considered. As [...]

The Education Of The Youth

The Education Of The Youth

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Eight, Part 1, 350 B.C.E. No one will doubt that the legislator should direct his attention above all to the education of youth; for the neglect of education does harm to the constitution The citizen should be molded to suit the form of government under which he lives. For [...]

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The Hardy Rearing Of Children

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 17, 350 B.C.E. After the children have been born, the manner of rearing them may be supposed to have a great effect on their bodily strength. It would appear from the example of animals, and of those nations who desire to create the military habit, that the [...]

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Of Marriage And The Rearing Of Children

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 16, 350 B.C.E. Since the legislator should begin by considering how the frames of the children whom he is rearing may be as good as possible, his first care will be about marriage- at what age should his citizens marry, and who are fit to marry? In legislating [...]

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Of The End Of Individuals And Of States

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Seven, Part 15, 350 B.C.E. Since the end of individuals and of states is the same, the end of the best man and of the best constitution must also be the same; it is therefore evident that there ought to exist in both of them the virtues of leisure; for peace, as has been [...]

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