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  • Tyranny of the Minority

    01/13/2017 2:09:50 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    publius2013.wordpress.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | publius2013
    In Federalist #10, Madison explained how our government, formed as a republic, was superior to pure democracy in that it prevented tyranny by a majority. In his article, Madison explained how the founding fathers considered the fallibility of human nature, but prized liberty above all. In fact, in this article, Madison also addressed the reality that “[e]nlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” Madison postulated that by giving a voice to more minority groups, they would be “extend[ing] the sphere” of influence and it would be less likely that “a majority of the whole will have a common...
  • The Times, The Post, and the Fake News of Internment Camps

    11/20/2016 6:00:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 20, 2016 | Jeffrey Lord
    So the latest round of sheer nuttiness from the mainstream media? The idea that President-elect Trump intends to resurrect the infamous and quite decidedly racist “internment camps” established for Japanese-American citizens in 1942. How did this start? It started last week on FNC’s The Kelly File during a segment with Trump surrogate and former Navy Seal Carl Higbie (whom I know). Kelly cited this story from Reuters: “Immigration hardliner says Trump preparing plans for wall, mulling Muslim registry” The story goes on to say that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach informs Trump advisers “had discussed drafting a proposal for...
  • The New Americana vs. James Madison

    11/02/2016 2:01:39 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | November 2nd 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Raise your hand if you knew that James Madison opposed the second method in Article V to amend the Constitution. The New Americana (TNA) recently published a misleading and insult-laden column regarding the Article V state convention amendment process and Convention of States (COS) supporters. It illustrates how the most effective deceptions are built around an element of truth. The TNA shamelessly attempts to deceive the reader into believing the very opposite of the truth, that the man who shepherded the Virginia Plan to fruition as a new Constitution of government opposed taking appropriate measures to keep it. As a...
  • God-given Natural Rights, Man-made Anti-rights and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral Part 2

    09/04/2016 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/4/16 | Publius Huldah
    “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 of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” -The Declaration of Independence It is not the federal government’s job to secure ALL of our Natural Unalienable Rights, just those appropriate for a “federal” government. Other God-given rights are secured by state and local governments. How is the Natural Right to Life Secured?...
  • God-given Rights, Man-made Anti-rights, and why “Safety Nets” are Immoral

    08/23/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/23/16 | Publius Huldah
    It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government “safety net” programs hold the so-called moral high ground. Accordingly, progressives preen over their own “compassion;” and many who pretend to be conservatives chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs.” But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government.1 They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Natural Rights God gave us. I. The Origin of Rights and the Purpose of Civil...
  • An Appeal to Union

    08/11/2016 2:07:54 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 11th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    When various objections to the draft Constitution arose in the fall of 1787, James Madison asked his fellow citizens to shun despair. The future was bright if Americans did not listen to those who claimed our problems were insurmountable. In similar fashion, America 2016 can avoid disunion if the sovereign people utilize Article V to meet their problems head-on. From the last portion of The Federalist #14, by James Madison: I submit to you, my fellow-citizens, these considerations, in full confidence that the good sense which has so often marked your decisions will allow them their due weight and effect;...
  • James Madison’s Warning Against Federal Meddling in Local Schools: General Welfare Clause Revisited

    08/07/2016 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/7/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    According to the father of the Constitution the powers delegated to the central government “are few and defined and those that remain in the States are numerous and indefinite.” Federalist Papers #45 Madison also explained that those powers are “reserved to external objects” of “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” He stated that the central government’s power to tax is intended to be limited to those powers. Fed #45 Madison clarified the meaning of the often-abused “clauses” in 1792 during the Cod Fishery Bill debate. Specifically, that the General Welfare, Necessary and Proper, Commerce, and Tax and Spend clauses were...
  • A Tale of Two Georges

    07/04/2016 1:33:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 4, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    In Philadelphia, in what now is called Independence Hall, is preserved a Chippendale style chair crafted in 1779 by the cabinetmaker John Folwell, with a sun on the horizon carved at the top. For nearly three months in 1787, George Washington used this chair during the sessions of the Federal Convention. According to James Madison, whose feet would have dangled from it since, at 5’4” he was ten inches shorter than Washington, Benjamin Franklin mused: “I have often in the course of the session looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was...
  • Trump and James Madison

    06/28/2016 12:35:56 PM PDT · by crz · 36 replies
    Founding fathers quotes | 06/28/2016 | crz
    Taxes on Consumption are always least burdensome, because they are least felt, and are borne too by those who are both willing and able to pay them; that of all taxes on consumption, those on foriegn commerce are most compatible with the genius of policy of the states. James Madison, Address to the States, April 25th, 1783
  • Our 2nd Amendment

    03/29/2016 8:28:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/29/16 | Senator Mark Green (TN)
    On December 15, 1791 the states which comprised our fledgling democracy ratified ten amendments which became known as the Bill of Rights. The preamble to the Bill of Rights states, “the conventions of a number of states …expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers.” The intent of the Founders was to restrain government abuses, the amendments contained in the Bill designed to be checks and balances on government authority. The second amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and...
  • Our Forgotten Statesman (Happy Birthday, James Madison)

    03/16/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 16 March 2016 | Walter Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • Our Forgotten Statesman

    03/16/2016 4:05:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Washington, our first president, is probably our greatest and most decent statesman. We celebrate Washington's Birthday each February. But March 16th marks the birthday of probably the second-most important and decent American, James Madison. Madison became our fourth president, but his presidency is not the chief source of his greatness. There would have been an entirely different America without Madison's enormous input and foresight at the contentious 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. There were 55 delegates to the convention. Like Madison, some had a formal college education, while others did not. From Madison's notes about the quality of the...
  • Why Property Rights Matter

    09/20/2015 10:29:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/20/15 | Karen Lees & Sylvia Zika
    John Adams said, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God … anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist.” I am not a politician or public figure. I am one of many Americans whose property is under assault by government. I am a student of self-governance living in New Jersey. My state and local governments make a habit of redistributing privately held property among the private parties it chooses. This is absolutely forbidden by the U.S. Constitution. If it can happen here in my...
  • Democracy or Republic? What Difference Does It Make?

    09/11/2015 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton
    We learned it in school. America is a democracy, right? It’s stated as a fact in third grade social studies textbooks. Politicians give speeches about our great democracy. We hear it on TV, radio, in political debates, and from the White House. We even aspire to spread democracy around the world. But is it true? Is our form of government a democracy? Say the pledge of allegiance. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic…” There’s that pesky word Republic. How did that word get in there? Democracy or republic – what’s...
  • The Presidential Candidate We SHOULD Be Listening To! (And it's not who you think.)

    08/20/2015 10:01:34 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 26 replies
    Politichicks.com ^ | 8-20-2015 | Steven Maikoski
    Perhaps you missed this small and unimpressive candidate for president, for his physical presence was as weak as the voice that delivered his message. At barely five feet, two inches tall, he stood up and criticized our government’s expensive actions, focusing on the problems before us instead of engaging in the sound bite war waged by the other candidates. Some in the audience craned their necks to hear his timid presentation, but most quickly dismissed him as being horribly incompetent in today’s media society. However, his words hit home with some people as he spoke about how Congress was wreckfully...
  • 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...
  • Public Opinion.

    02/01/2015 3:35:59 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    teachingamericanhistory.org ^ | December 19th 1791 | James Madison
    Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one. As there are cases where the public opinion must be obeyed by the government; so there are cases, where not being fixed, it may be influenced by the government. This distinction, if kept in view, would prevent or decide many debates on the respect due from the government to the sentiments of the people. In proportion as government is influenced by opinion, it must be so, by whatever influences opinion. This decides the question concerning a Constitutional Declaration of Rights, which requires an influence...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • VIDEO: The Second Amendment - LIBERAL EDITION!!

    01/13/2015 2:22:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 72 replies
    http://louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Steven Crowder
    Liberals have been attacking the 2nd amendment for years. THE CONTEXT HAS CHANGED! IT WAS FOR HUNTING! In this video, James Madison sits down to write exactly what they think it is that he wanted. This one's going to sting!