Monthly Archives: July 2011

Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 2 (Ascribed to John Jay)


To the People of the State of New York: WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 1 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamlton)


To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (26-27)


Amendment 26 (Voting Age Set to 18 Years) Ratified 7/1/1971. 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (21-25)


Amendment 21 (Amendment 18 Repealed) Ratified 12/5/1933. 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery … Continue reading

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Site Update: What’s Coming Next?


I am now running somewhat more smoothly with better internet capability than I had previously. The Constitution section of my Roots of the Nation category will be ending on Saturday. Sunday will see the start of the final section of Roots of the … Continue reading

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Democrats Don’t Do Debt


Yesterday’s meeting between the President and Congress on the pending debt ceiling crisis is already well-known for its tense flare-up between Obama and Rep. Eric Cantor. But the Democrats are already hard at work trying to spin this in their … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (16-20)


Amendment 16 (Status of Income Tax Clarified) Ratified 2/3/1913. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. Amendment … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (11-15)


Amendment 11 (Judicial Limits) Ratified 2/7/1795. The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (6-10)


Amendment 6 (Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses) Ratified 12/15/1791. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall … Continue reading

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Out of Touch


My internet service is iffy at the moment. Hopefully this will be corrected on 7/12 and I can resume posting.

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