Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Wednesday August 26th 2015

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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

‘Patrick Lee’

I must have wine!

  Thomas Jefferson Leadership .. you mention having for disposal two casks of white & red Sherry, and one of Malaga. if the Sherry be dry, I will gladly take them, as also the Malaga. if you could order for me a pipe of dry Pacharetti, and one of dry Sherry of the first qualities, to be forwarded from Spain by the first safe occasion I [...]

Is the majority ALWAYS right?

Is the majority ALWAYS right?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership ... where two measures are equally right, it is a duty to the people to adopt that one which is most agreeable to them; & where a measure not agreeable to them has been adopted, it is desireable to know it, because it is an admonition to a review of that measure to see if it has been really right, & to [...]

Should the President’s views even matter?

Should the President’s views even matter?

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I hope however that the time may arive when the Safty of our Civil and Religious Rights will not so much depend on the disposition of the person administring the Executive branch of Government, as at present it does- To Thomas Jefferson from Moses Robinson, March 3, 1801 I sincerely wish with you we could see our [...]

Governments grab power. Elections slap government’s hands.

Governments grab power. Elections slap government’s hands.

Thomas Jefferson Leadership I perfectly agree with you that while it is necessary to clothe public magistrates with powers sufficiently nervous for order & defence that every surrender of power beyond that is improper. I believe too that a great deal more than usually is, might be left to private morality in the regulation of our own nature [...]

Just say NO!

Just say NO!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership The desire you express to prefix my name to the work you are about to publish is gratifying to me as an additional testimonial of that approbation of my fellow citizens which is so consoling to me ... the matter of your work possesses too much self importance to need any adventitious aid from external circumstances. [...]

You think I am without vices? Ha!

Thomas Jefferson Leadership Sir, You have never had but one vice. I compliment your fatherland and both worlds on the fact that you have finally lost it. Greetings and respect. To Thomas Jefferson from du Pont (De Nemours), New York, Feb. 20, 1801 How many hard struggles, my dear friend, would it save me, had I really parted with my last [...]

How Would You Let YOUR Name Be Used?

How Would You Let YOUR Name Be Used?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The proposition you are pleased to make of dedicating to me your Dictionary of elegant essays cannot but be grateful to me ... you are perfectly right in believing me a sincere friend of science & of it’s propagation and advancement ... So much public as well as personal mischief has ensued from the [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Is a bully ever satisfied? What are the delays in the performance of our stipulations of which the Bey of Tunis, & Eaton complain? I thought we had not only complied with the treaty, but were doing considerably more ... I know that nothing will stop the eternal increase of demand from these pirates but the presence of an armed force, and it [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

Thanks for the gift, but I MUST pay for it. As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, & a promoter of the useful arts, I beg your acceptance of a Patent Saddle ... Stephen Burrowes to Thomas Jefferson, March 2, 1801 I recieved in due time your favor of Mar. 2. and the saddle also is come safely to hand. I am well [...]

Thomas Jefferson Leadership

How long should you obligate yourself to another? It has therefore been the invariable policy of this country since the date of its earliest treaties to enter into none which shall not be limited to short terms, and now look forward with desire to the moment when we shall be free from compact with every nation, and have a right to govern [...]

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