Monthly Archives: October 2011

Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 21 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: HAVING in the three last numbers taken a summary review of the principal circumstances and events which have depicted the genius and fate of other confederate governments, I shall now proceed in … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 20 (Ascribed to Hamilton and Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE United Netherlands are a confederacy of republics, or rather of aristocracies of a very remarkable texture, yet confirming all the lessons derived from those which we have already reviewed. The … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 19 (Ascribed to Hamilton and Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE examples of ancient confederacies, cited in my last paper, have not exhausted the source of experimental instruction on this subject. There are existing institutions, founded on a similar principle, which … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats Block Obama Jobs Bill


Just fixing the Boston Herald headline for a story they did on the defeat of the first segment of Obama’s second stimulus bill. Fixed, because two Dem Senators and an Independent joined the Republicans to vote it down.

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 18 (Ascribed to Hamilton and Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: AMONG the confederacies of antiquity, the most considerable was that of the Grecian republics, associated under the Amphictyonic council. From the best accounts transmitted of this celebrated institution, it bore a … Continue reading

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OWS, LA Edition – Updated


Continuing a look at the Los Angeles edition of the Occupy Wall Street, PajamasMedia has this story. The Citizen Journalist known as Ringo has also looked at the calls to violence and the emerging anti-Semitism that has cropped up there. See also … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 17 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: AN OBJECTION, of a nature different from that which has been stated and answered, in my last address, may perhaps be likewise urged against the principle of legislation for the individual citizens of … Continue reading

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More Racism at the OWS Kibbutz – From Los Angeles Teacher


I reported just the other day about the anti-Semitism showing up at OWS sites and the response to it from the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Legal Insurrection has quite a few stories on these “30 percenters” and so does Michelle … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 16 (Ascribed to Alexander Hailton)


To the People of the State of New York: THE tendency of the principle of legislation for States, or communities, in their political capacities, as it has been exemplified by the experiment we have made of it, is equally attested by … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 15 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: IN THE course of the preceding papers, I have endeavored, my fellow-citizens, to place before you, in a clear and convincing light, the importance of Union to your political safety and happiness. … Continue reading

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