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  • Hamilton Wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize

    04/18/2016 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    Playbill ^ | 4/18/2016 | ROBERT VIAGAS
    Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the story of “ten-dollar Founding Father without a father” Alexander Hamilton, was named winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It joins an exclusive club of just eight other musicals that have won the prestigious award since it was founded nearly a century ago. The Pulitzer, which is awarded to “a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life,” includes a $10,000 cash prize. Finalists were Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and The Humans by Stephen Karam. This year's Drama Pulitzer jury consisted of...
  • Federalist #60, on "rendering it impracticable to the citizens at large to partake in the choice"

    04/12/2016 2:49:54 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 29 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2/23/1788 | Alexander Hamilton
    ... But it is alledged that it might be employed in such a manner as to promote the election of some favourite class of men in exclusion of others; by confining the places of election to particular districts, and rendering it impracticable to the citizens at large to partake in the choice. Of all chimerical suppositions, this seems to be the most chimerical. On the one hand no rational calculation of probabilities would lead us to imagine, that the disposition, which a conduct so violent and extraordinary would imply, could ever find its way into the national councils; and on...
  • Top 10 Climate Change Predictions Gone Spectacularly Wrong

    01/17/2016 10:31:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 1/16/16 | Analytical Economist
    **SNIP** 1. Biologist Paul Ehrlich predicted in the 1970s that: "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make," and that "The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." 2. In January 1970, Life reported, "Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support... the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution... by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half..." 3. In...
  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Scalia Defends The Constitution, Questions The 17th Amendment

    05/14/2015 7:39:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 13, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reaffirmed his commitment to defending the Constitution while speaking to the Federalist Society in his home state of New Jersey on Friday. Scalia, the preeminent conservative firebrand of the court, told the audience it is the structure of the government under the Constitution and not the liberties guaranteed under the Bill of Rights that makes us free. As reported by The Daily Signal: “Every tin horn dictator in the world today, every president for life, has a Bill of Rights,” said Scalia, author of the 2012 book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. “That’s...
  • Ted Cruz Goes Full Fevered Militia On Government 'Tyranny'

    04/29/2015 12:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | April 29, 2015 | Susie Madrak
    The thing that always irks me about their "water the tree of liberty" types is their sheer stupidity. Seriously, you think you and your buddies are going to play Red Dawn against the full might of the U.S. government? Where do you suppose all that defense budget money went, folks? And now we have Ted Cruz, egging them on. Dear sweet Jesus, this man has no conscience. Via Talking Points Memo: WASHINGTON — It's a given that every Republican presidential candidate will run for president as a strong supporter of gun rights. But Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is arguing that...
  • Walter Williams: What's Gone Wrong With Democracy?

    03/23/2015 10:43:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 25, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The Economist magazine recently published "What's gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?" The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That's a popular misconception. The ideal way to organize human conduct is to create a system that maximizes personal liberty for all. Liberty and democracy are not synonymous and most often are opposites. In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison explained, "Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an...
  • How the 17th Amendment is destroying America

    12/04/2014 6:37:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | December 4, 2014 | Justin Haskins
    Few Americans who entered polling booths for the Nov. 4 election and pulled the lever for their favorite candidate for Senate realize that for most of American history, senators were chosen by the state legislatures. It wasn’t until 1913 that the 17thAmendment was passed, granting American voters the constitutional right of directly electing their senators.While this important amendment may seem innocuous, the reality is that few other changes to our Constitution have had the same detrimental effect on our nation than this single, nearly forgotten alteration.The passage of the 17th Amendment was driven largely by the populist movement of the...
  • Politics and Religion: Do They Mix?

    05/01/2014 9:43:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 25 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    Most people would agree that politics and religion are the two most likely topics that divide even the best of friends. Websters dictionary says that politics is the political opinions or sympathies of a person, while it says that religion is a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. I don’t see the difference between the two. When I watch elected officials on the floor of the US Senate or House, I am reminded of an old friend of mine who pastors a church in Columbus, Georgia. He will flail his arms all around...
  • Politics and Religion: Do They Mix?

    04/30/2014 7:57:57 PM PDT · by OneVike · 68 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    Most people would agree that politics and religion are the two most likely topics that divide even the best of friends. Websters dictionary says that politics is the political opinions or sympathies of a person, while it says that religion is a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. I don’t see the difference between the two. When I watch elected officials on the floor of the US Senate or House, I am reminded of an old friend of mine who pastors a church in Columbus, Georgia. He will flail his arms all around...
  • El Documentos Federalistas Completa

    03/22/2014 6:30:02 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Heritage ^ | 1787-1788 | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
    Enduring Truths In this section you will find links to these texts and enduring truths that are part of the history of this great country, the United States, a nation founded on the idea of ​​freedom. The truth will set us free. Verdades imperecederas En esta sección encontrará textos y enlaces a esas verdades imperecederas que hacen parte de la historia de este gran país, Estados Unidos de América, una nación fundada sobre la idea de la libertad. La verdad nos hará libres. The Federalist The Federalist is a collection of essays arguing the case for the adoption of...
  • The American Flag Daily: James Madison

    03/16/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 16, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today is the birthday of James Madison, 4th President of the United States, author of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, who also served in the House of Representatives and as Secretary of State to Thomas Jefferson. He was the last survivor of the Founding Fathers, passing in 1836.
  • The American Flag Daily: Hamilton's Federalist Papers

    03/10/2014 5:04:06 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 10, 2014 | FlagBearer
    It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulged, or undergo such incessant changes, that no man who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. -Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 62
  • Alexander Hamilton on impeachment

    03/07/2014 6:27:14 PM PST · by gitmo · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1788, Federalist Paper No. 65 is published. Publius discusses the Senate’s role in impeachment/conviction of executive officers. Why do I suspect just a few of you are interested in this paper?! Publius notes the inherent difficulties in prosecuting the “misconduct of public men” or the “abuse or violation of some public trust.” Finding a “well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments” is difficult, to say the least! The “passions of the whole community” are stirred. People take sides, and these sides may align with pre-existing political parties. “[I]n such cases,” Publius concludes, “there will always be...
  • The American Flag Daily: Alexander Hamilton

    01/11/2014 1:11:13 PM PST · by Master Zinja · 31 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 11, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today is the traditional birthdate of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Constitution, authored many of the Federalist Papers in support of the Constitution's passage, was Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington, and whose portrait is currently on the U.S. $10 bill. He died in 1804 following a duel with Aaron Burr. "The fabric of American Empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of National power ought to flow immediately from that pure original fountain of all legitimate authority." -Hamilton, Federalist No....
  • How to Talk to Harry Reid (If You Gotta)

    10/16/2013 5:47:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 16, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    Some tasks are occasionally necessary, though unpleasant. (Oops. My mind just drifted to that plastic bag you must carry with you when walking your dog.) Hunting down that roach your wife is just absolutely certain she saw scampering across the bedcovers would be one; talking to Harry Reid might be another. I’ll leave the roach to you. That’s what the Yellow Pages are for. Unfortunately the Yellow Pages are going to be of no help if you find yourself trying to make sense out of, or talk sense into, Harry Reid. Now Harry likes to throw around a lot of...
  • What Would the Founders Think of Defunding Obamacare?

    09/24/2013 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Sept 24, 2013 | By Bruce Thornton
    A few days ago CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, speaking about the Republican House bill defunding Obamacare, commented, “Certainly not the way the Founding Fathers maybe drew this thing up.” It’s certainly a surprise to hear an anchor on CNN, an organization biased in favor of progressives, appealing to the authority of the Constitution. For a century the progressives have been telling us that the Constitution is an outmoded document from a different age, and needs to be “modernized” to meet the challenges of a new world. Listen to Woodrow Wilson in his 1913 book The New Freedom. “I am ....
  • Repeal the 17th Amendment! It made the Senate more democratic — and that’s not good

    03/01/2013 7:06:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/01/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In our grubby, unhelpful political lexicon, certain words exist solely to end conversations. The most prominent such word is “racist.” Less popular, but by no means less potent, are “democracy” and “rights.” When welded together as “democratic rights,” the pair becomes all-powerful — strong enough to send grown men spinning for the exits and to render eloquent speakers mute.For a good example of this principle in motion, witness the orthodox reaction to anyone who calls for the repeal of the 17th Amendment. (Direct election of senators, if you’re wondering.) Removing this ugly violation from the Constitution it so corrupts...
  • The 2nd Amendment and the Preservation of Liberty

    06/18/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 2012 | Bob Greenslade
    Why do Liberals and Progressives want you Disarmed? Following the shooting of Treyvon Martin earlier this year, liberals and progressives renewed their calls for more restrictions on firearms and repeal of Florida’s stand your ground law. Some called for the out right ban of handguns. Once again their justification is so-called public safety because they claim the police are entrusted with duty of protecting you. As I wrote in “The Police are Under No Legal Obligation to Protect You”, this assertion is patently false because courts throughout these United States have consistently held that police have no legal duty to...
  • THE ROOTS OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY (Authentic American Political Philosophy)

    05/01/2003 11:40:34 PM PDT · by unspun · 58 replies · 2,376+ views
    The Institute for American Liberty ^ | 1997 | J. David Gowdy
    THE ROOTS OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY By: J. David Gowdy Copyright © 1997: Institute for American Liberty Our second President, John Adams stated: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."  Why would Adams declare that our Constitution is made only for a moral people and a religious people? What does morality have to do with its articles? While it establishes freedom of religion, why would it be wholly inadequate to the government of a non-religious people? The Constitution itself gives us little clue; it simply...

    03/01/2003 10:40:36 AM PST · by forest · 4 replies · 247+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #304 ^ | 3-2-03 | Doug Fiedor
    All retroactive laws are unconstitutional. Supposedly, we are protected against such heavy-handed political impositions. Our social compact with government, the United States Constitution, forbids such actions by government. That is, if We the People are willing to enforce the issue. First, we should ask our Representatives and Senators if they intend to honor their oath of office. You know, the one where they swear to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. . . . Then, ask your Member of Congress to read Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, which states: "No Bill of...

    11/10/2009 6:31:58 AM PST · by Huck · 28 replies · 791+ views
    online directory ^ | March 7, 1788 | A Farmer
    There are but two modes by which men are connected in society, the one which operates on individuals, this always has been, and ought still to be called, national government; the other which binds States and governments together (not corporations, for there is no considerable nation on earth, despotic, monarchical, or republican, that does not contain many subordinate corporations with various constitutions) this last has heretofore been denominated a league or confederacy. The term federalists is therefore improperly applied to themselves, by the friends and supporters of the proposed constitution. This abuse of language does not help the cause; every...
  • The Democrats Want You to Die (Yes They do)

    01/24/2013 7:09:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | John Ransom
    I'm beginning to detect a theme running throughout the Democrat Party's proposals. Actually, the theme is about as subtle as a icepick in Sicily, so I'm quite surprised that I haven't noticed it before. OK, I HAVE noticed it before, I just haven't noticed it EVERYWHERE two or more liberal proposals are gathered in Pelosi's name. So anywho, as I was saying: After much stoic reflection, I've determined that Democrats believe that the key to creating the liberal heaven-on-earth is in getting us all to die. Yep. Dead as hell; that's what they want. And I don't just mean the...
  • Law Firm Uses Online Constitutional Source Library to Prep for Gun Law Cert Petition [DC gun case]

    08/09/2007 6:06:52 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 78 replies · 1,062+ views
    MarketWire ^ | 8/8/07 | n/a
    WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 8, 2007) - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a leading law firm, is using the collection of founding documents compiled on ConSource, the first comprehensive online collection of Constitution-related source materials, to research and present the District of Columbia's position that the District's handgun ban withstands Constitutional scrutiny. These documents will play an important role in the petition for certiorari presented to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn the March 9 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit holding that the District's law violates the Second Amendment. "This case has...
  • Who Wrote the United States Constitution?

    09/17/2010 8:44:03 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 13 replies
    Regular * Folks * United ^ | September 8, 2010 | James Best
    The infant periods of most nations are buried in silence, or veiled in fable, and perhaps the world has lost little it should regret. But the origins of the American Republic contain lessons of which posterity ought not to be deprived.—James MadisonThe Articles of Confederation proved barely adequate during the imperative of war and a failure after independence was achieved. A few years after the Paris Peace Treaty, our military had been reduced to near extinction, depression and inflation sapped hope, insurrection sprang from civil injustice, a confused government tottered perilously close to collapse, and European powers hovered like vultures,...
  • The Federalism Debate [And 'States Rights']

    10/28/2004 6:03:10 PM PDT · by tpaine · 390 replies · 4,839+ views
    Cato Institue ^ | 10/28/04 | Rodger Pilon
    I. The Tenth Amendment and Enumerated Powers The Tenth Amendment states: "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." By its terms the amendment tells us nothing about which powers are delegated to the federal government, which are prohibited to the states, or which are reserved to the states or to the people. To determine that, we have to look to the centerpiece of the Constitution, the doctrine of enumerated powers. That doctrine is discussed at length in the Federalist...
  • 10 Books that should be read to articulately promote and expeditiously achieve goals F.R. goals

    05/31/2003 4:56:58 PM PDT · by Remedy · 6 replies · 270+ views
    31 May 03
    Ten Books every F.R. member should read to articulately promote/defend and expeditiously achieve the goals stated @ About Free RepublicScoring could be based on: Ten Books Every Student Should Read in College A book was awarded ten points for receiving a No. 1 rating, 9 points for receiving a No. 2 rating, and so on. The ten books with the highest aggregate ratings made the list. We have also compiled an Honorable Mention list. Sample list: NET BibleFederalist Papers AND The Antifederalist Papers (as an integrated whole)In Search of Tocqueville's Democracy in AmericaFarrand's Records Home Page: US Congressional DocumentsTaking Back...
  • 220th Anniversary: James Madison Drinks, and Writes an Article

    12/22/2012 9:08:39 AM PST · by Publius · 37 replies
    A Professor Publius Short Story | 22 December 2012 | Publius
    James Madison Drinks, and Writes an ArticlePhilip Freneau had set the deadline for the December 22nd edition of the National Gazette, and James Madison found himself racing the hourglass. Freneau published the newspaper, dedicated to the positions of Thomas Jefferson’s faction within the Congress and the council around His Excellency, while working for the red-haired Secretary of State as a translator. Mr. Jefferson saw neither difficulty nor conflict with this arrangement. Freneau had labeled the men of Alexander Hamilton’s faction as Monarchists, Tories, and Anti-Republicans, claiming their role was to reverse the results of 1776. The Secretary of the Treasury...
  • Civics 101 -- Getting it right...

    09/01/2003 6:43:03 AM PDT · by AZ GRAMMY · 3 replies · 169+ views ^ | Mark Alexander
    Civics 101 -- Getting it right... Mark Alexander (archive) August 29, 2003 | Print | Send Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiance of a federal court's mandate to remove a Ten Commandments display from the rotunda at the Alabama judicial building has been debated vigorously in recent weeks, mostly out of context. Much of the public debate about this case has taken a wide detour around the substantive constitutional question, instead focusing on the Ten Commandments: Are they the foundation of Western law? Should they be displayed in state and local public places? Are such displays promotions of religion or...
  • The Ohio Conservative Coalition

    01/02/2002 3:12:51 PM PST · by rdf · 11 replies · 249+ views
    Ohio Conservative Coalition ^ | Jan 2, 2002 | Gerry Poulos, Chairman, Ohio Conservative Coalition;
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gerry Poulos, Chairman, Ohio Conservative Coalition; Ph: (740) 439-3857; E-mail:; Website: The Ohio Conservative Coalition is proud to announce the introduction of the Founding of America Bill January 2nd, 2002 Cambridge Ohio - The Ohio Conservative Coalition calls for praise of Ohio House Diana M. Fessler of the 43rd District for the introduction today of the Founding of America Bill. This legislation, originally proposed by the Ohio Conservative Coalition, would require Ohio's public high schools to teach students the primary founding documents of the United States, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution (with ...
  • "The Tyranny of the Majority" - from Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America"

    03/28/2009 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 43 replies · 2,859+ views ^ | 1835 (Volume 1) & 1840 (Volume 2) | Alexis de Tocqueville
    This is great prep for an argument with a liberal. Feel free to highlight your favorite sections: Chapter XV: Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences—Part II Tyranny Of The Majority How the principle of the sovereignty of the people is to be understood—Impossibility of conceiving a mixed government—The sovereign power must centre somewhere—Precautions to be taken to control its action—These precautions have not been taken in the United States—Consequences. I hold it to be an impious and an execrable [execrable: extremely bad or unpleasant] maxim that, politically speaking, a people has a right to do whatsoever it pleases, and...
  • Soldier Auctions Rare, First Edition Copy of Historic 1788 Book

    06/15/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Freeport · 8 replies · 642+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2009 | N/A
    INDIANAPOLIS — A rare leather-bound book that played an influential role in America's early history could bring a windfall for a soldier training for his second tour in Iraq. Indiana National Guard Capt. Nathan Harlan was a high school junior when he paid $7 for a 1788 first edition of volume one of "The Federalist" — a two-volume book of essays calling for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Harlan, a 35-year-old from Granger, Ind., said he always thought his find might be worth about $500, not the thousands it could fetch when it's sold online Tuesday by Heritage Auction...
  • The 2nd Amendment’s “Militia”

    01/16/2013 5:26:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-16-13 | CJ
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. I know I've been talking a lot about guns, gun control, and the 2nd Amendment (2A) a lot lately. I can't help it. Our basic rights, recognized and enshrined in our Constitution, are under attack and I feel compelled to respond. I've been reading a lot from the Federalist Papers recently. I've also been reading the debates that took place during the adoption of that amendment so that I could understand what those...
  • Heads Up: Liberty Day 3-16-2010

    03/14/2010 5:02:05 PM PDT · by Morgan in Denver · 8 replies · 360+ views ^ | 3-14-2010 | Morgan in Denver
    Like the Tea Party, Liberty Day began in the 90's before politicians like Obama was on the radar screen. This is one more event we can celebrate as we oppose big government. When is Liberty Day celebrated? Liberty Day is celebrated annually on March 16th, the birthday of James Madison, who: • Helped write the Virginia Plan, the basis of discussion for the creation of the U.S. Constitution; • Kept detailed notes on those debates in the Constitutional Convention of 1787; • Wrote many of the articles in support of that new Constitution, which became known as the "Federalist Papers"...
  • Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    12/31/2008 11:53:37 AM PST · by dvan · 29 replies · 884+ views
    George Mason University ^ | NA | Contennial congress
    Right to Keep and Bear Arms "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing." -- Adolph Hitler, Hitler's Secret Conversations 403 (Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens trans., 1961) What the Framers said about our Second Amendment Rights to Keep and Bear Arms"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials." — George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on...
  • The Old Republic and Obama's America

    01/25/2013 4:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural. There he declared: "What binds this nation together ... what makes us exceptional -- what makes us American -- is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago." Obama then quoted our Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...
  • Angry Mobs & Founding Fathers should be part of every patriot’s library

    Michael E. Newton’s new book Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers is a must read for anyone interested in America’s founding and should be part of every patriot’s library. His book is clear, concise, well documented, and chock-full of quotes from the founding fathers. Newton takes the reader back to Colonial America when angry mobs were protesting British tyranny. He brilliantly juxtaposes the debate over separating from Great Britain and how the founders skillfully navigated America through the stormy waters that resulted from the Declaration of Independence. After defeating the English, he expertly guides you through the articles of confederation and...
  • Liberal Publishing House Puts Warning Label on U.S. Constitution For Kids Reading It

    A small publishing company is under fire after putting warning labels on copies of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other historical documents. A small publishing company is under fire after putting warning labels on copies of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other historical documents. Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.” The disclaimer...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Relevance for Today

    11/02/2007 6:06:22 AM PDT · by Publius64 · 8 replies · 122+ views
    The Forum ^ | Alexander Hamilton
    "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." -Alexander Hamilton

    12/12/2006 8:57:10 AM PST · by Mia T · 109 replies · 4,772+ views
    The Constitution, The Federalist Papers, The New York Times, BrookesNews.Com, hillary clinton | Mia T, Dr. Jack Wheeler
    TONGUE-IN-CHEEK WARNING ABOUT CLINTON OVAL-OFFICE FELLATION ACTUALIZEDSPELLS TROUBLE AHEAD FOR HILLARY by Mia T, 12.12.06 PERIMENOPAUSAL, NEO-FEMINIST CLAPTRAP by Mia T, September 30, 1998   fter reading the latest version of Dowd's perimenopausal, neo-feminist claptrap, "Maladroit du Seigneur," I quickly checked the relevant sections of both The Constitution and The Federalist Papers and concluded that being a lousy lover isn't grounds for impeaching a president (although it is still an open question as to whether global knowledge of same isn't). Interestingly though, the bimbo eruptions themselves may provide such grounds. Federalist No. 76, in which Hamilton describes the president as...
  • June 16, 1788: Patrick Henry demands and gets a Bill of Rights

    10/17/2003 5:41:44 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 15 replies · 3,531+ views
    Virginia Ratification Convention ^ | June 16, 1788 | Patrick Henry
    Mr. HENRY. Mr. Chairman, the necessity of a bill of rights appears to me to be greater in this government than ever it was in any government before. ... Let us consider the sentiments which have been entertained by the people of America on this subject. At the revolution, it must be admitted that it was their sense to set down those great rights which ought, in all countries, to be held inviolable and sacred. Virginia did so, we all remember. She made a compact to reserve, expressly, certain rights. When fortified with full, adequate, and abundant representation, was she...
  • Founders' Quotes - Separation of Powers

    06/17/2008 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 13 replies · 1,650+ views
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 2/1/1788 | James Madison
    As the partisan Legislative branch seeks to invade the inner offices of the Executive, a review of the separation of powers issue is timely: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with the accumulation of power, or with a mixture of powers, having a dangerous tendency to such an accumulation, no further arguments would be necessary to inspire a universal reprobation of the system. I...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Last Stand

    07/11/2004 7:21:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,724+ views
    NY Times ^ | RON CHERNOW | July 11, 2004
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Two hundred years ago today, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton squared off in a sunrise duel on a wooded ledge in Weehawken, N.J., above the Hudson River. Burr was vice president when he leveled his fatal shot at Hamilton, the former Treasury secretary, who died the next day in what is now the West Village of Manhattan. New Yorkers turned out en masse for Hamilton's funeral, while Burr (rightly or wrongly) was branded an assassin and fled south in anticipation of indictments in New York and New Jersey. To the horror of Hamilton's admirers, the vice president, now...
  • Federalist 84 – Hamilton Opposes a Bill of Rights for Good Reason

    07/30/2009 5:02:27 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 51 replies · 2,392+ views ^ | 1788 | Alexander Hamilton
    We now see people clamoring for their right of health care, their right of same-sex marriage, their right to reveal information that will damage national security and so on. None of these rights are listed in our first ten amendments, yet the claims continue unheeded. Such claims were forecasted by several of the founding fathers; Alexander Hamilton penned his thoughts on the dangers of a Bill of Rights in Federalist 84. What follows here is a small section of the essay. Prior to this section he sets a foundation for his argument that is worthy of serious study. “I go...
  • Newly Revealed Evidence-Madison Admin Req. Citizen Parents - Native-Born Persons - U.S. Citizenship.

    12/28/2011 5:34:17 PM PST · by rxsid · 175 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/28/2011 | Leo Donofrio
    "THE PUBLIUS ENIGMA: Newly Revealed Evidence Establishes That President James Madison’s Administration Required Citizen Parentage To Qualify Native-Born Persons For U.S. Citizenship. I was recently forwarded an incredibly amazing article from the October 10, 1811 edition of The Alexandria Herald newspaper. RXSID of Free Republic sent it with a brief note, stating, “Check out this case.” The Herald article is entitled, The Case of James McClure. The author is…PUBLIUS. Publius was the pseudonym used by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, for their anonymous authorship of The Federalist Papers. By 1811, Hamilton was dead and Jay retired. My research...
  • (Today is)Bill of Rights Day: What's Left of Them?

    12/15/2011 12:07:22 PM PST · by Bokababe · 14 replies
    CATO ^ | 12/15/11 | Nat Hentoff
    John Jay, the co-writer of the Federalist Papers and the first chief justice of the United States (1789-95), wrote in a 1786 letter to Thomas Jefferson that he was worried that under our evolving founding document that became the Constitution, Congress would have exorbitant power. “These three great departments of sovereignty,” he told Jefferson, “should be forever separated and so distributed to serve as checks on each other.”
  • The Commerce Clause, The Federal Judiciary, and Tyranny (or How Scalia Helped Screw America)

    10/16/2009 8:29:12 AM PDT · by Huck · 407 replies · 5,391+ views
    self | 10/15/09 | Huck
    Introduction In this essay I will attempt to show that the powers granted to the Federal Judiciary were excessive, that the creation of an all-powerful, unaccountable Supreme Court was a grave error that made the expansion of Federal power inevitable, and virtually limitless. I will then provide a brief investigation into the original meaning of the Commerce Clause. Last, I will argue that the harm created through Commerce Clause jurisprudence appears irreversible, having been upheld and applied by Justice Scalia and the liberal wing of the Court as recently as 2005. If Justice Scalia not only unwilling to overturn past...
  • The Antifederalists Were Right

    05/22/2010 3:40:40 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 74 replies · 1,344+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | September 27, 2006 | Gary Galles
    September 27 marks the anniversary of the publication of the first of the Antifederalist Papers in 1789. The Antifederalists were opponents of ratifying the US Constitution. They feared that it would create an overbearing central government, while the Constitution's proponents promised that this would not happen. As the losers in that debate, they are largely overlooked today. But that does not mean they were wrong or that we are not indebted to them. In many ways, the group has been misnamed. Federalism refers to the system of decentralized government. This group defended states rights — the very essence of...
  • Founder's Quotes - Madison from Federalist 63 on the Senate

    03/05/2009 8:39:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 10 replies · 790+ views
    The Federalist 63 ^ | 1788 | James Madison
    The people can never wilfully betray their own interests; but they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act. short context: It adds no small weight to all these considerations, to recollect that history informs us of no long-lived republic which had not a senate. Sparta, Rome, and Carthage are, in fact, the only states to whom that character can be...
  • The Only Legitimate Purpose of Government

    10/21/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 7 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 10/20/12 | Tony Caruso
    The only legitimate purpose of government is to secure the rights that you already have as a free-willed creation of God. For over 200 years, we have forgotten what the Founders wrote about the purpose of government in the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose is not to control us and keep our elected officials in power, although that is exactly what it has become in practice. The purpose of government should always be to secure our rights! Government is not to be an agent of control over our lives. Instead, government is to be a defender of our rights- a...