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  • (Vanity) New Conservative Friendly Thriller TROPHY TARGET is Now Available

    04/28/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 4 replies
    author website ^ | 4/2/14 | self
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new thriller that may be of interest to the broader FR community (some members have already read it). It's called TROPHY TARGET and involves some conservative friendly themes, such as the consequences of not taking the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously. Below is a summary and link to more information. TROPHY TARGETtro·phy ['trō-fē] tar·get [ˈtär-gət] - A uniquely high value individual captured and used by an enemy as leverage for political, military or other strategic purposes Deep in the jungle of French Guiana, a once anonymous soldier of the French Foreign Legion...
  • I Have Published Nation OF One (shameless vanity)

    04/22/2014 8:24:35 AM PDT · by lafroste · 11 replies
    Novel Website ^ | 4/22/14 | Matthew Harbert
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new novel Nation Of One. Some here at FR have already read a draft version and I received some very good comments. This fictional story is one of a great discovery and great responsibility, of science and insanity. There are no aliens, weird weapons, or paranormal activities. This a great escapist, lazy day at the beach kind of novel that I know you'll enjoy. So if you have a mind to help my efforts, click on the link above and help spread the word! Thank you very much and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism...
  • (Vanity) My book (This Republic) is one of the Featured Ebooks today at BookDaily.com!

    04/02/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    The first chapter is available to read there if any are interested!
  • (Vanity) My book, This Republic: Illuminating Republican Government, is now published

    02/05/2014 5:16:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Some time ago, I got tired of hearing politicians, etc. refer to the United States as a democracy when it is a republic. So I took it upon myself to do something about it. My idea was to produce a short, cheap book which explains the fundamentals of the American government, that could be easily distributed far and wide, similar to Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" or Barry Goldwater's "The Conscience of a Conservative." There is very little material out there on republics and republican government, due to the fact that the word republic has had numerous and various meanings over...
  • One of the most important books published on education

    02/01/2014 10:25:50 AM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Amazon ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Review of "Credentialed to Destroy: How and Why Education Became a Weapon"]Ideally, everyone would read this book, especially those hoping to stop the continued degradation of the public school system. I think it's fair to call Robin Eubanks the nation's foremost education intellectual. She explains the decline of the public schools thoroughly and at deeper levels than you will typically find. She is an attorney and her book can be regarded as a lawsuit brought by The People against a reckless and destructive Education Establishment. In short, she takes on the extremists plotting to make the country dumb and dumber....
  • NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT - "When There is No FEMA"

    01/31/2014 9:42:25 PM PST · by The Duke · 73 replies
    self ^ | Feb 1, 2014 | self
    Hi All, This posting is to announce the publication of my new book "When There is No FEMA - Survival for Normal People in (Very) Abnormal Times". Before posting this I coordinated with JimRob to receive guidance on how to do this properly. This professional, textbook-quality, 500+ page book represents the culmination of 3 years of painstaking research and authorship, and is intended to be the definitive reference for anyone interested in modern day disaster preparedness. Topics covered include: Disaster Planning Bugging in and bugging out Emergency food and water Emergency fuel and power Raising small livestock (chickens, rabbits, etc.)...
  • "Who is John Galt?" Now Available

    11/12/2013 11:29:26 AM PST · by Publius · 98 replies
    A Billthedrill/Publius Essay | 12 November 2013 | Billthedrill & Publius
    Who is John Galt?: A Navigational Guide to Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged is now available at Amazon. Click here for a link to the book. This book is the result of our first FReeper Book Club. In recent press articles and among the general public, there is a sense that Ayn Rands monumental Atlas Shrugged is a prophetic work, accurately predicting the Great Recession and the path on which Americas economy and society are set. But Atlas Shrugged is a difficult book to read. Many are daunted by its extreme length, Rands prose style, interminable speeches where the action stops...
  • Fabian Freeway - High Road to Socialism in the USA

    12/19/2012 11:03:49 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 30 replies
    PDF download ^ | 1966 | Rose L. Martin
    Table of contents for the book Fabian Freeway, and two paragraphs of the Foreword to give a brief description. Fabian Freeway - High Road to Socialism in the USA By: Rose L. Martin Foreward and Preface Chapter 1-Make Haste Slowly! Part 1 - Great Britain Chapter 2-Sowing the Wind Chapter 3-The Dangerous Fabians Chapter 4-A Chosen Instrument Chapter 5-Sedition Between Two Wars Chapter 6-Dirge For An Empire Chapter 7-Trial By Ordeal Chapter 8-Tomorrow, The World? Part 2 - The United States Chapter 9-The Fabian Turtle Discovers America Chapter 10-Putting The Silk Hat On Socialism Chapter 11-The Professor Goes...
  • For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

    08/20/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 23 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | 15AUG12 | John Coleman
    When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile. He's increasingly an outlier. Even as global literacy rates are high (84%), people are reading less and less deeply. The National Endowment for the Arts (PDF) has found that "[r]eading has declined among every group of...
  • The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks: The First Academic Publication on the Greek Genocide

    05/26/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | May 6, 2012 | Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker
    Book Review of The Genocide of the Ottoman GreeksStudies on the State Sponsored Campaign of Extermination of the Christians of Asia Minor (1912-1922) and Its Aftermath: History, Law, Memory Edited by Tessa Hofmann, Matthias Bjørnlund and Vasileios Meichanetsidis ORDERS: Caratzas web site: http://www.caratzas.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=531 BOOK REVIEW by Modern Tokyo TimesThe Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks (www.caratzas.com) is a book which digs deep into the deplorable actions of the dying embers of the Ottoman Empire and the foundation of the Turkish Republic which systematically annihilated various Christian communities. These various Christian communities were the indigenous people and suffered such brutality because of...
  • Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville (Starting today, Wednesday 18 April)

    04/18/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT · by xzins · 113 replies
    The Constitution Party ^ | 17 Apr 12 | CP
    04/17/2012 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other interests. The Constitution Party will be offering...
  • Review: 28 Pages by Allen Mitchum

    03/29/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by WilliamEaton · 4 replies
    3/29/2012 | William Eaton
    Here's my latest fiction review. In the interest of full disclosure, it was recommended to me by the author, who also happens to be a fellow member of FR. Ive been reading indie novels lately, so it fit right in with my kindle bookshelf. 28 Pages is a political thriller that deals with a lawyer trying to find her sisters killers. The villains are Saudi diplomats, which is unique and definitely grabbed my attention. Its a combo of The Pelican Brief by Grisham and Saving Faith by David Baldacci, but with themes of jihad, Wahhabism, Sharia and Saudi conspiracies. I...
  • Review - Hunter by Robert Bidinotto

    03/07/2012 3:31:53 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 8 replies
    Today | William Eaton
    Hunter, the debut novel from investigative journalist and Big Government contributor Robert Bidinotto, is the latest indie/self-published book to enjoy widespread, commercial success. Its been a best seller on Amazon for a while now and received great reviews from readers. I picked up a copy at the recommendation of a friend. Hunter did not disappointed. In the interest of full disclosure, Ima sucker for revenge stories, ranging from The Count of Monte Cristo to Payback to Taken to High Plains Drifter. Revenge themes make great thrillers and Hunter is no exception. Without giving away too much, Hunter involves an unknown...
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Review: Lethal People by John Locke

    02/09/2012 8:37:25 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 8 replies
    Today | William Eaton
    For those who are unfamiliar with the growing self-published/indie novel world, John Locke is the undisputed king. He's sold almost 2 million books at $0.99 a pop. He has many, loyal fans. Not bad for doing it on his own. That has to be admired. Lethal People is the first book that Locke published in his Donovan Creed series. Creed is best described as an independent contractor for the CIA who does his own assassin for hire work in his free time. On its face, that is a cool concept. My problem with the Creed character is not that his...
  • What books are you currently reading?

    01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 210 replies · 2+ views
    1/23/2012 | William Eaton
    What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads? I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 18th 1787

    08/18/2011 1:56:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Section 1 Clauses 15-17. More Enumerated Powers. Seat of Government. Forts & Magazines. Regulate the Militia. Perpetual Taxes. Assumption of State Debt. Raise Armies. Maintain a Navy. More Militia. In Convention. Mr. MADISON submitted in order to be referred to the Committee of detail the following powers as proper to be added to those of the General Legislature "To dispose of the unappropriated lands of the U. States" "To institute temporary Governments for New States arising therein" "To regulate affairs with the Indians as well within as without the limits of the U. States "To exercise exclusively Legislative...
  • National Center for Constitutional Studies (Pocket Constitutions for 30 cents each)

    "A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?" -George Washington Click here to order your special edition pocket Constitutions today! George Washington personally invites you to pledge your support for the Constitution.
  • Constitution Day 1787!

    09/17/2011 4:40:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 26 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Fabulous Franklin Speech. 1:30,000. General Washington. Gerry Speech. Anarchy. Signing. Rising Sun. In Convention. The engrossed Constitution being read, Docr. FRANKLIN rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own conveniency, [FN2] and which Mr. Wilson read in the words following. Mr. President, I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on...
  • The Triumph of the Constitution

    09/17/2011 8:44:37 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    1966 | Clinton Rossiter
    The triumph of the Convention of 1787 is that in raising a standard to which the wise and honest could repair, it also raised one that met the threefold test of legitimacy, popularity, and viability. One reason the Convention was able to strike the right balance between the urge to lead the people and the need to obey them, and between the urge to be noble and the need to be practical, was the disposition of most delegates to be whole men on stern principles and halfway men on negotiable details. Another was the way in which it worked with...
  • George Mason's Objections to the Constitution

    09/16/2011 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    Objections to this Constitution of Government. There is no Declaration of Rights, and the laws of the general government being paramount to the laws and constitution of the several States, the Declaration of Rights in the separate States are no security. Nor are the people secured even in the enjoyment of the benefit of the common law (which stands here upon no other foundation than its having been adopted by the respective acts forming the constitutions of the several States.) In the House of Representatives there is not the substance but the shadow only of representation; which can never produce...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 15th 1787

    09/15/2011 6:20:42 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Proclamation. More Reps for RI and NC. Tonnage Duties. Lighthouses. Pardon. Inferior Officers. Civil Juries. Runaway Slaves. Amendments. Internal Police Power. Guarantee of Equal State Suffrage. Navigation Acts. Randolph, Mason, Gerry Opposition. Constitution Engrossed. In Convention. Mr. CARROL reminded the House that no address to the people had yet been prepared. He considered it of great importance that such an one should accompany the Constitution. The people had been accustomed to such on great occasions, and would expect it on this. He moved that a Committee be appointed for the special purpose of preparing an Address. Mr. RUTLEDGE objected on...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 14th 1787

    09/14/2011 2:51:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Additional Representatives. Impeachment. Congressional Journals. Treasury Secretaries. Piracies. Canals. Corporations. Federal University. Militias. Ex Post Facto Laws. Press Freedom. Capitation Tax. Export Taxes. Financial Statements. No State Shall . . . In Convention. The Report of the Committee of Stile & arrangement being resumed, Mr. WILLIAMSON moved to reconsider in order to increase the number of Representatives fixed for the first Legislature. His purpose was to make an addition of one half generally to the number allotted to the respective States; and to allow two to the smallest States. On this motion N. H. no. Mas. no. Ct. no. N....
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 13th 1787

    09/13/2011 2:44:46 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Sumptuary Laws. Export Taxes. Submission to Congress & State Ratification. In Convention. Col: MASON. He had moved without success for a power to make sumptuary regulations. He had not yet lost sight of his object. After descanting on the extravagance of our manners, the excessive consumption of foreign superfluities, and the necessity of restricting it, as well with economical as requblican views, he moved that a Committee be appointed to report articles of association for encouraging by the advice the influence and the example of the members of the Convention, economy, frugality and american manufactures. Docr. JOHNSON 2ded. the motion...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 12th 1787

    09/12/2011 1:51:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Committee of Style Report. Constitution. Cover Ltr to Congress. Three Fourths Override. Jury Trials. Bill of Rights. Export Taxes. Judicial Review. In Convention. Docr. JOHNSON from the Committee of stile &c. reported a digest of the plan, of which printed copies were ordered to be furnished to the members. He also reported a letter to accompany the plan, to Congress. WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM a more perfect union, to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 10th 1787

    09/10/2011 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Amendments. Conventions. Three Fourths Override. Congressional Approval. Edmund Randolph Speech. Constitutional Deficiencies. In Convention. Mr. GERRY moved to reconsider Art XIX. viz. "On the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the States in the Union, for an amendment of this Constitution, the Legislature of the U. S. shall call a Convention for that purpose." [see Aug. 6.] [FN2] This Constitution he said is to be paramount to the State Constitutions. It follows, hence, from this article that two thirds of the States may obtain a Convention, a majority of which can bind the Union to innovations that may...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 7th 1787

    09/07/2011 2:30:38 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 11 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Down in the Electoral Weeds. Disabled President. Natural Born Citizen. The Useless Vice President. Ambassadors. Treaties. New Corps of Officers. Recess Appointments. Two Thirds Treaty Requirement. Privy Council. In Convention. The mode of constituting the Executive being resumed, Mr. RANDOLPH moved, to insert in the first Section of the report made yesterday [FN2] "The Legislature may declare by law what officer of the U. S. shall act as President in case of the death, resignation, or disability of the President and Vice-President; and such officer shall act accordingly until the time of electing a President shall arrive." Mr. MADISON observed...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 6th 1787

    09/06/2011 2:41:24 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Presidential Elections. James Wilson Speech. Aristocratic Senate. Hamilton Speech. Electors. Same Day Election Throughout US. In Convention. Mr. KING and Mr. GERRY moved to insert in the (4) [FN2] clause of the Report (see Sepr. 4 [FN3]) after the words "may be entitled in the Legislature" the words following-"But no person shall be appointed an elector who is a member of the Legislature of the U. S. or who holds any office of profit or trust under the U. S." which passed nem: con: Mr. GERRY proposed, as the President was to be elected by the Senate out of the...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 8th 1787

    09/08/2011 3:30:27 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Two Thirds Treaty Requirement. Lawful Officers. Impeachment. Supreme Court Trial. Money Bills & Appropriations. Oaths. Calling Congress into Session. Committee of Style. Hamilton & More Congressmen. In Convention. The last Report of [FN1] Committee of Eleven (see Sepr. 4) was resumed. Mr. KING moved to strike out the "exception of Treaties of peace" from the general clause requiring two thirds of the Senate for making Treaties Mr. WILSON wished the requisition of two thirds to be struck out altogether If the majority cannot be trusted, it was a proof, as observed by Mr. Ghorum, that we were not fit for...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 5th 1787

    09/05/2011 3:04:39 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Marque & Reprisal. Standing Armies. Seat of Government. Forts, Magazines, . . . Copyrights. Representation in first Congress. Presidential Elections. Four or Seven Year Terms. Aristocracy. In Convention. Mr. BREARLEY from the Committee of Eleven made a farther report as follows, (1) To add to the clause "to declare war" the words "and grant letters of marque and reprisal" (2) To add to the clause "to raise and support armies" the words "but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years" (3) Instead of sect: 12. art 6. say-"All bills for raising...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 4th 1787

    09/04/2011 2:54:13 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Committee of Eleven Report. Taxing Power. Common Defense & General Welfare. Commerce Clause. Four Year Presidential Terms. No Term Limits. Vice President. Electoral College. Five Highest. In Convention. Mr. BREARLY from the Committee of eleven made a further partial Report as follows, "The Committee of Eleven to whom sundry resolutions &c were referred on the 31st. of August, report that in their opinion the following additions and alterations should be made to the Report before the Convention, viz [FN2](1.) The first clause of sect: 1. art. 7. to read as follow-'The Legislature shall have power to lay and collect taxes...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 3rd 1787

    09/03/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Constitution Society ^ | James Madison
    Bankruptcies. Full Faith & Credit. Appointive Office Corruption. In Convention. Mr. Govr. MORRIS moved to amend the Report concerning the respect to be paid to Acts Records &c of one State, in other States (see Sepr. 1.) by striking out "judgments obtained in one State shall have in another" and to insert the word "thereof" after the word "effect" Col: MASON favored the motion, particularly if the "effect" was to be restrained to judgments & Judicial proceedings Mr. WILSON remarked, that if the Legislature were not allowed to declare the effect the provision would amount to nothing more than what...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention September 1st 1787

    09/01/2011 1:46:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article 6 Section 9. Civil Office Holders. Bankruptcies. Full Faith & Credit. In Convention. Mr. BREARLEY (NJ) from the Comme. of eleven to which were referred yesterday, the postponed parts of the Constitution, & parts of Reports not acted upon, made the following partial report. That in lieu of the 9th. Sect: of art: 6. the words following be inserted viz "The members of each House shall be ineligible to any civil office under the authority of the U. S. during the time for which they shall respectively be elected, and no person holding an office under the U. S....
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 31st 1787

    08/31/2011 2:17:46 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Articles XXI-XXIII. How Many States to Form a Government? Popular or State Government Ratification. Congressional Endorsement. Implement a Government. Section 4 Article VII. No Interstate Duties. In Convention. Mr. KING moved to add to the end of art: XXI the words "between the said States" so as to confine the operation of the Govt. to the States ratifying it. On the question N. H. ay. Mas. ay. Ct. ay. N. J. ay. Pa. ay. Md. no. Virga. ay. N. C. ay. S. C. ay. Geo. ay. [FN2] Mr. MADISON proposed to fill the blank in the article with "any seven...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 30th 1787

    08/30/2011 2:02:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Articles XVII-XXI. Western Lands & New States, A Real Mess. More Threats to Leave the Convention. Republican Government. Rebellion. Amendment Process. Oaths. How Many States to Form a Government? In Convention. Art XVII [FN2] resumed for a question on it as amended by Mr. Govr. Morris's substitutes. [FN3] Mr. CARROL moved to strike out so much of the article as requires the consent of the State to its being divided. He was aware that the object of this prerequisite might be to prevent domestic disturbances, but such was our situation with regard to the Crown lands, and the sentiments of...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 29th 1787

    08/29/2011 1:54:36 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Bankruptcies. Full Faith. William Blackstone & Ex Post Facto Law. Commerce as Trade. Sectional Rivalry. Navigation Acts. Randolph Resists the Constitution. Article VII Section 6 Navigation Acts Struck. New States. Article XVII. In Convention. Art: XVI. [FN2], [FN3], taken up. Mr. WILLIAMSON moved to substitute in place of it, the words of the Articles of Confederation on the same subject. He did not understand precisely the meaning of the article. Mr. WILSON & Docr. JOHNSON supposed the meaning to be that Judgments in one State should be the ground of actions in other States, & that acts of the Legislatures...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 28th 1787

    08/28/2011 5:26:40 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Ports & Trade Report Tabled. Appellate Review. Article XI Sections 3 & 4. Habeas Corpus. Impeachment. Gold & Silver Coin. Paper Money Ban. Contracts. Madison & Judicial Review. Ex Post Facto. Article XII. Commerce. Embargoes. State Imposts. Article XIII. Mississippi. Clymer Outburst. Article XIV. Privileges and Immunities. Fugitive Slaves. Article XV. In Convention. Mr. SHERMAN from the Committee to whom were referred several propositions on the 25th. instant, made the following report- [FN2] That there be inserted after the 4 clause of [FN3] 7th. Section "Nor shall any regulation of commerce or revenue give preference to the ports of one...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 27th 1787

    08/27/2011 2:16:21 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article X. Pardons. Militia. Interim Presidents. Preserve, Protect and Defend. Oaths. Article XI Sections 1-3. Judiciary. Gusts of Faction. Judicial Salaries & Jurisdiction. Samuel Johnson & Judicial Review. Judiciary Nature. Madison & Morris Judicial Power. In Convention. Art X. Sect. 2. [FN2] being resumed. Mr. L. MARTIN moved to insert the words "after conviction" after the words "reprieves and pardons" Mr. WILSON objected that pardon before conviction might be necessary in order to obtain the testimony of accomplices. He stated the case of forgeries in which this might particularly happen- Mr. L. MARTIN withdrew his motion. Mr. SHERMAN moved to...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 25th 1787

    08/25/2011 3:07:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Section 1 Clause 1. Taxation & Speculation. Committee of Eleven. Article VII Sections 4-6. Slave Import Tax. $10. Article VIII. Commerce Clause & Ports. Article X Section 2. Executive Duties. In Convention. The 1st. clause of 1 Sect. of art: VII [FN2] being reconsidered Col. MASON objected to the term "shall" -fullfil the engagements & discharge the debts &c as too strong. It may be impossible to comply with it. The Creditors should be kept in the same plight. They will in one respect be necessarily and properly in a better. The Government will be more able to...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 24th 1787

    08/24/2011 2:24:31 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Sections 4-6. Slavery. Taxes. Navigation Acts. Article IX Sections 2-3. Judiciary. Article X. Congress Appoints the President. Public Good. Morris Speech. Popular Electors. Public Offices. In Convention. Governour LIVINGSTON, from the Committee of Eleven, to whom were referred the two remaining clauses of the 4th. Sect & the 5 & 6 Sect: of the 7th. art: [FN2] delivered in the following Report: "Strike out so much of the 4th Sect: as was referred to the Committee and insert-"The migration or importation of such persons as the several States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 23rd 1787

    08/23/2011 2:34:41 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Sections 1, 6 & 7. Second Grand Committee Report: Militias and RKBA. Civil War. Princes. Articles VIII, IX. Congressional Veto of State Law. James Wilson and Judicial Review. State Debt. Speculators. Treaties. In Convention. The Report of the Committee of Eleven made Aug: 21. [FN2] being taken up, and the following clause being under consideration to wit "To make laws for organizing, arming & disciplining the Militia, and for governing such part [FN3] of them as may be employed in the service of the U. S. reserving to the States respectively, the appointment of the officers, and authority...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 22nd 1787

    08/22/2011 2:42:05 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Section 4. Slavery. Memorable Mason Speech. Navigation Acts. Second Grand Committee Report. Bills of Attainder. Ex Post Facto. Judicial Review. Old Engagements & Debt. In Convention. Art VII sect 4. [FN1], [FN2] resumed. Mr. SHERMAN was for leaving the clause as it stands. He disapproved of the slave trade; yet as the States were now possessed of the right to import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, & as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of Government, he thought it best to...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 21st 1787

    08/21/2011 3:30:49 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Grand Committee Report. State Debt & Militias. Article VII Sections 3 & 4. Reconcile Old Requisitions. Article VI Section 12, Origination of Bills and Money Bills. More Commerce Clause. Taxation of Exports. Necessary and Proper Insight. Slave Import Tax. In Convention. Governour LIVINGSTON from the Committee of Eleven to whom was referred the propositions respecting the debts of the several States and also the Militia entered on the 18th. inst: delivered the following report: "The Legislature of the U. S. shall have power to fulfil the engagements which have been entered into by Congress, and to discharge as well the...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 20th 1787

    08/20/2011 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Section 1 Clause 18. Article VII Sections 2 & 3. Pinckney and Morris Amendments. Council of Revision. Council of State. Sumptuary Laws. Necessary & Proper. Treason. What is Direct Taxation? In Convention. Mr. PINKNEY submitted to the House, in order to be referred to the Committee of detail, the following propositions- "Each House shall be the Judge of its own privileges, and shall have authority to punish by imprisonment every person violating the same; or who, in the place where the Legislature may be sitting and during the time of its Session, shall threaten any of its members...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 17th 1787

    08/17/2011 2:32:53 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VII Section 1 Clauses 9-14. Enumerated Powers. Inferior Tribunals. Piracy and Punishments. Rebellions. Militia. War. In Convention. Art VII. Sect. 1. [FN1], [FN2] resumed. on the clause "to appoint [FN3] Treasurer by ballot." Mr. GHORUM moved to insert "joint" before ballot, as more convenient as well as reasonable, than to require the separate concurrence of the Senate. Mr. PINKNEY 2ds. the motion. Mr. SHERMAN opposed it as favoring the larger States. Mr. READ moved to strike out the clause, leaving the appointment of the Treasurer as of other officers to the Executive. The Legislature was an improper body for...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 16th 1787

    08/16/2011 2:44:44 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Enumerated Powers. Article VII Section 1 Clauses 1-8. Export Taxes. Direct Taxes. Commerce, Coins, Naturalization, Weights & Measures, Post Offices. Paper Money. Mark of the Beast. In Convention. Mr. RANDOLPH having thrown into a new form the motion, putting votes, Resolutions &c. on a footing with Bills, renewed it as follows "Every order resolution or vote, to which the concurrence of the Senate & House of Reps. may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment and in the cases hereinafter mentioned) shall be presented to the President for his revision; and before the same shall have force shall be...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 15th 1787

    08/15/2011 3:03:37 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    Avalon Source ^ | James Madison
    Article VI Sections 11-13. Money Bills Part III. Treaties. Council of Revision. Absolute v. Conditional Executive Veto. In Convention. Art: VI. Sect. 11. [FN1], [FN2] Agreed to nem. con. Art: VI Sect. 12. [FN1], [FN3] taken up. Mr. STRONG moved to amend the article so as to read-"Each House shall possess the right of originating all bills, except bills for raising money for the purposes of revenue, or for appropriating the same and for fixing the salaries of the officers of the Govt. which shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 14th 1787

    08/14/2011 3:30:10 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VI Sections 9-10. Office Holders & Corruption. Mercer & Aristocratic Property. A Junta. Confidence is the Road to Tyranny. Military Officers. Janissaries. Congressional Salaries. In Convention. Article VI. Sect. 9. [FN1], [FN2] taken up. Mr. PINCKNEY argued that the making the members ineligible to offices was degrading to them, and the more improper as their election into the Legislature implied that they had the confidence of the people; that it was inconvenient, because the Senate might be supposed to contain the fittest men. He hoped to see that body become a School of public Ministers, a nursery of Statesmen:...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 13th 1787

    08/13/2011 2:51:18 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article IV Sections 2 & 5 Redux. Seven v. Three Years. Privileges & Immunities. Money Bills. Mason Speech. Evils in Republics. More Money. Dickenson Speech. In Convention. Art. IV. Sect. 2 [FN1], [FN2] reconsidered- Mr. WILSON & Mr. RANDOLPH moved to strike out "7 years" and insert "4 years," as the requisite term of Citizenship to qualify for the House of Reps. Mr. Wilson said it was very proper the electors should govern themselves by this consideration; but unnecessary & improper that the Constitution should chain them down to it. Mr. GERRY wished that in future the eligibility might be...
  • Journal of the Federal Convention August 11th 1787

    08/11/2011 2:56:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Avalon Project ^ | James Madison
    Article VI Sections 7- 8. Journal. NYC. Capital of US. Money Bills. In Convention. Mr. MADISON & Mr. RUTLIDGE moved "that each House shall keep a journal of its proceeding, [FN1] & shall publish the same from time to time; except such part of the proceedings of the Senate, when acting not in its Legislative capacity as may be judged by that House to require secrecy." Mr. MERCER. This implies that other powers than legislative will be given to the Senate which he hoped would not be given. Mr. Madison & Mr. R's motion. was disagd. to by all the...