Skip to comments.The American Minute: James Madison - Federalist Papers - President - Founder
Posted on 03/16/2010 8:43:25 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
American Minute for March 16th:
Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify the Constitution.
He introduced the First Amendment in the first session of Congress.
This was James Madison, born MARCH 16, 1751.
During the War of 1812, Madison proclaimed two National Days of Prayer, 1812 and 1813.
When the British marched on Washington, D.C., citizens evacuated, along with President and Dolly Madison.
On August 25, 1814, as the British burned the White House, Capitol and public buildings, dark clouds began to roll in. A tornado sent debris flying, blew off roofs and knocked chimneys over on top of British troops. Two cannons were lifted off the ground and dropped yards away. A British historian wrote: "More British soldiers were killed by this stroke of nature than from all the firearms the American troops had mustered."
British forces fled in confusion and rains extinguished the fires.
Madison then proclaimed a National Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting & Prayer to Almighty God on November 16, 1814.
Two weeks after the War ended, Madison proclaimed a National Day of Thanksgiving & Devout Acknowledgment to Almighty God, March 4, 1815.
President Madison issued proclamations which acknowledged the need for national prayer to God and then when the nation was protected by divine intervention, the need for a day of fasting and national "humiliation" before Almighty God (Humble thanks for His Miraculous Protection).
God is still using nature today to accomplish His will and purposes. How we need a national day of fasting and prayer today!
Thank God for President James Madison and all his Godly influence on the founding of this nation!
So in the Federalist Papers where Madison talks about factions do you think he is speaking of the ultra leftist that have taken over Washiongton, DC??
Pinging you to today’s American Minute about James Madison and about God’s miraculous intervention on behalf of our nation during the war of 1812.
Awesome event in history that probably is not included in our history books...ya think?
If you don’t want to be pinged to this thread, please Freepmail me.
God bless and keep you all today!
Perhaps he foresaw what might come in our day - Godly insight was certainly given him as he wrote the Federalist Papers and as he led this country during those founding years and then again as President.
That was an Awesome Read, Freedom’sWorthIt! Thank you.
God is still using nature today to accomplish His will and purposes.
He sure tried this winter and even during Christmas Eve week, but the democrats defied Him.
How we need a national day of fasting and prayer today!
Indeed, and I am willing.
Thanks for the ping.
It may yet reappear in our textbooks since Texas decided to take them back from the Statists.
Being a Founder has little meaning today.
Thanks for the ping!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Here is why enumerated powers is so important:
Bill of Rights, Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
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It is indeed a miracle.
Strangest thing — my dad was telling me about this miracle over the phone last weekend. He’d forgotten I had told him about it years ago. Then I get a ping about it.
You are very welcome!
Hi, Onyx! You are very welcome!
Yes, indeed, I am willing too.
This “horrible” winter has been a lesson, I believe, from our Creator God for all the Global Warmists - and to us all - as to just WHO is in charge of the weather = and it’s not “mother earth”. LOL
Yes - mine did too! (And I did not learn of this “miracle” until yesterday reading it from William Federer’s American Minute!)
You are very welcome for the ping - glad you enjoyed this post! Ping somebody you know who might also enjoy it.
You know - I actually had that thought when I wrote my comment about this incident not being in our textbooks! Hallelujah for the Texas Textbook Commission and its decisions on what will be included in history textbooks going forward!!!
In my own state of NC, the school boards here have been getting ready to delete all the Revolutionary War era history from being required teaching in our schools!!!
Hopefully the Texas decision is going to help overturn this foolishness!
Only to the ignorant...which is why I treasure the work of this William Federer and others who are working hard to remind Americans of the ideas and ideals of our nation’s founders!
Thank you - and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day back at you!
Thanks for this reminder and the link and your work in this area.
How about that! Wow.
Maybe you could ping whatever “ping list” you have to come on over and read this too.
Glad it was a meaningful “ping” for you!
It is an awesome event in our history.
God is merciful and really does not want anyone to be destroyed if it can possibly be avoided.
I remember the times in the Revolution where God intervened - such as the mysterious fog that came up when Washington was trying to escape from the British in New York City after his troops were primed and ready to be destroyed by the Brits and basically the Revolution ended right there.
for some reason the Brits held off on their final assault on Washington and his troops, giving him that night during which he and his troops could escape with that miraculous use of all the boats and the men to pilot the boats (like at Dunkirk). Washington got all his men, animals, canon on board those ships without the British hearing them - and then this “mysterious” fog came up that hid their movements across the river so the British could not see them and cut them down from the river banks!
The fog lasted just long enough for the Great Escape to be accomplished!
That was GOD’s certain miraculous intervention during the Revolution just as this later miracle in the War of 1812 - this storm - was God’s miraculous intervention again.
God can and does use ANYTHING He needs to use in order to accomplish His purposes - and in order to respond to the humble prayers of those who call upon His Name! Hallelujah!
Though most know it:
[A Yankee officer was in a disastrous battle in the French and Indian War]
There were 86 British and American officers involved in that battle; at the end of the battle, [he] was the only officer who had not been shot down off his horse — he was the only officer left on horseback.
The next day, [he] wrote a letter to his family explaining that after the battle was over, he had taken off his jacket and had found four bullet holes through it, yet not a single bullet had touched him; several horses had been shot from under him, but he had not been harmed. He told them:
“By the all powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation.”
Fifteen Years Later:
An old Indian chief from far away, having heard that Washington had come back to those woods, traveled a long way just to meet with him.
He sat down with Washington, and face-to-face over a council fire, the chief told Washington that he had been a leader in that battle fifteen years earlier, and that he had instructed his braves to single out all the officers and shoot them down. Washington had been singled out, and the chief explained that he personally had shot at Washington seventeen different times, but without effect. Believing Washington to be under the care of the Great Spirit, the chief instructed his braves to cease firing at him.
The Bullet Proof President
Will check it out.
It might take more than a couple of tornadoes to topple you-know-who.
Thank you for posting this terrific story!
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Christians reenact The Passover every time they partake of Communion or the Lord’s Supper.
African-Americans found themselves in the Story and immortalized it in their music of Spirituals and Blues.
Even the Modern State of Israel is a reenactment of the Story.
Books have been written, movies made, scholars have debated, wars have been fought,
and naysayers have denounced till they are blue in the face.
And yet, every year, Jews around the world gather, and celebrate the Passover.
And now, it seems, we have a Poser in office who thinks he is PHARAOH!
Here’s Today’s Thread:
Thank you for the ping to this inspirational thread. The Founders are more alive to me than ever. I never tire of hearing the story of how the weather was on the side of General Washington and the Continentals, as well as how bullets and cannonballs could be flying all around him and not hit him.
I believe Washington also called for a day of prayer and fasting at a certain point during the American Revolution.
Yes - thank you for that incident’s retelling also!
If not mistaken, I thought I remembered that this same Indian Chief told that they saw all these “beings of light” during that attack - Angels? - who were fighting alongside Washington and his troops that day....protecting him specifically from being killed.
I’ll have to go back and look that up but I thought I remembered that from one of the history books I have read.
Yes, George Washington was miraculously preserved many times during his life - we know because God had a definitive purpose for him and would not allow anything to destroy him or take his life before he had accomplished that purpose!
(Which reminds us in fact that God has a purpose for each of our lives and is there beside us, around us, protecting and delivering us as we fulfill His purpose for our lives as well!)
You are very welcome for the ping!
Yes, I believe Washington did do that!
And, yes, I never tire of reading of the lives of our founders and of all the ways God intervened in the forming of our nation, especially in the Revolutionary War events, and even more especially, in the life of George Washington!
Let’s hope and pray that with this remarkable change of events over in the Texas schoolbook commission in which the decision about the teaching of ALL of American history was made - and will include the role of God in our founding, for instance - that more and more American public school children will finally be taught these remarkable stories officially in their schools.
I remember when I learned about George Washington and God’s role in our founding events feeling so cheated because I had gone through public school in the 50’s and 60’s and NEVER WAS TAUGHT these things! I had to wait til in my 20’s when I started reading the “REAL” history of our nation on my own.
Great books are “The Light and the Glory” and “From Sea to Shining Sea” and many biographies of Washington, esp the one by Flexner and the one called “The Indispensable Man”.
You are very welcome - will be posting today’s American minute shortly.
OH really? Wow. Good to know this incident was shown on that History Channel program AND that it acknowledged the mysterious and mighty “Hand of God” at work in bringing that tornado through at just the right moment to topple the British soldiers AND to put out the fires they had started in order to try to burn Washington DC down!
Two bitter rivals, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, fought over how this nation would be led. Adams and his Federalist Party lashed out at printing presses through thugs and the Sedition Act. Jefferson used the Sedition Act to destroy the Federalist Party. [I should bring some of that history here.]
On the Fourth of July — the Independence Day of 1826 — last words of John Adams: “Thomas Jefferson survives.”
On that same day, within hours, Thomas Jefferson also passed away.
“It might take more than a couple of tornadoes to topple you-know-who.”
LOL - well - it appears the “story” that may topple you know who has now begun to unfold, doesn’t it? In the “stonewalling” that has been going on we are seeing a redux of the Nixon White House events during that administration’s waterloo...regarding the promise of White House or administration jobs in exchange for not running in a primary against Specter, aren’t we?
This modern day “Pharoah” is going to meet his waterloo soon.
Glad you enjoyed this American Minute. Will be posting today’s version soon. Then will be out of town Friday and will not post another one til Saturday night.
Jefferson used the Sedition Act as AN ISSUE to destroy the Federalist Party.
Also, “Adams always proclaimed that, though Jefferson was 7 years younger than himself: “I will out live Jefferson.”
Oh - yes - please do bring some of that history here! So interesting!
Yes I knew that Jefferson and John Adams died on the same exact fourth of July! Well, yes, one of those “God” coincidences, I think...
Thanks for reminding me of that.
Our Constitution is a divine gift. It is our duty to keep it, and that means we need to dismantle the way the Constitution is redefined by leftist professors.
Yes it is!!! Absolutely right!
May God give us the strength to replace the leftist professors who have attempted to destroy this truth! I believe we will succeed in doing this!
I had heard that something amazing happened during Patrick Henry’s speech. He said, “Give me liberty or give me death!” And just then, lightning struck outide.
I repeat: unconfirmed.
God will protect his people in these times also.
I have seen a few “ miraculous “ things in my life, and answered prayer to know for myself that GOD is real...
“This happens in family histories also, where the same date recurs through the generations. It has in mine.”
That’s interesting. — FRegards ....
I agree, but this was inevitable.
We have failed to do enough on behalf of the innocent unborn. We have failed to do enough to stop anti-Christian art. We now reap a bitter harvest.
Our leaders’ sense of right and wrong are perverted by moral relativism in college and leftist professors who say that our Constitution is not what is written, but rather an evolving creature.