Monthly Archives: October 2011

Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 28 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: THAT there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force, cannot be denied. Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 27 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: IT HAS been urged, in different shapes, that a Constitution of the kind proposed by the convention cannot operate without the aid of a military force to execute its laws. This, however, … Continue reading

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Halloween Music


Enjoy these finely crafted links for “Monster Mash” and “Thriller.” Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 26 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: IT WAS a thing hardly to be expected that in a popular revolution the minds of men should stop at that happy mean which marks the salutary boundary between POWER and PRIVILEGE, … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 25 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: IT MAY perhaps be urged that the objects enumerated in the preceding number ought to be provided for by the State governments, under the direction of the Union. But this would be, in … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 24 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: To THE powers proposed to be conferred upon the federal government, in respect to the creation and direction of the national forces, I have met with but one specific objection, which, if I … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 23 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: THE necessity of a Constitution, at least equally energetic with the one proposed, to the preservation of the Union, is the point at the examination of which we are now arrived. This … Continue reading

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What’s the Surprise Here?


Devin Dwyer notes at ABC: At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America. “The one thing that … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 22 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: IN ADDITION to the defects already enumerated in the existing federal system, there are others of not less importance, which concur in rendering it altogether unfit for the administration of the affairs … Continue reading

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Cain and Newt to Face Off in Debates


USA Today is reporting that Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich are to face each other in a minimum of two Lincoln-Douglas style debates. Story is here with a hat tip to Drudge Report for their link to this story. I … Continue reading

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