Monthly Archives: July 2011

Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 10 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. The friend of popular governments never finds … Continue reading

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Even HuffPo Democrats Don’t Understand They Caused The Budget Mess


Here’s my comment, just posted at HuffPo/AOL in reaction to a story that other were commenting upon. So what’s all the crying and gnashing of teeth by Democrats about? They’ve got exactly what they sowed by not putting together a … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 9 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: A FIRM Union will be of the utmost moment to the peace and liberty of the States, as a barrier against domestic faction and insurrection. It is impossible to read the … Continue reading

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How Long Until Day 1095?


This is a key question in the budget/debt ceiling/deficit debates for that will signal the end of the third year that Democrats have not put forth a budget while shooting down all Republican attempts to deal with the crisis. Democrats … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 8 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: ASSUMING it therefore as an established truth that the several States, in case of disunion, or such combinations of them as might happen to be formed out of the wreck of the general … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 7 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: IT IS sometimes asked, with an air of seeming triumph, what inducements could the States have, if disunited, to make war upon each other? It would be a full answer to … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 6 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 5 (Ascribed to John Jay)


To the People of the State of New York: QUEEN ANNE, in her letter of the 1st July, 1706, to the Scotch Parliament, makes some observations on the importance of the UNION then forming between England and Scotland, which merit our … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 4 (Ascribed to John Jay)


To the People of the State of New York: MY LAST paper assigned several reasons why the safety of the people would be best secured by union against the danger it may be exposed to by JUST causes of war … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 3 (Ascribed to John Jay)


To the People of the State of New York: IT IS not a new observation that the people of any country (if, like the Americans, intelligent and wellinformed) seldom adopt and steadily persevere for many years in an erroneous opinion … Continue reading

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