Monthly Archives: November 2011

Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 40 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE SECOND point to be examined is, whether the convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution. The powers of the convention ought, in strictness, to be determined by an inspection of the … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 39 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: THE last paper having concluded the observations which were meant to introduce a candid survey of the plan of government reported by the convention, we now proceed to the execution of that part … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 38 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: IT IS not a little remarkable that in every case reported by ancient history, in which government has been established with deliberation and consent, the task of framing it has not been committed … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 37 (Ascribed to James Madison)


To the People of the State of New York: IN REVIEWING the defects of the existing Confederation, and showing that they cannot be supplied by a government of less energy than that before the public, several of the most important principles … Continue reading

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Posting Update . . . and Comment Reminder


Blogging will be a little on the light side this week as I am volunteering at the book fair at my son’s school every day this week. Posting is expected to be rather light as well for the next month and a half, … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 36 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: WE HAVE seen that the result of the observations, to which the foregoing number has been principally devoted, is, that from the natural operation of the different interests and views of … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 35 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: BEFORE we proceed to examine any other objections to an indefinite power of taxation in the Union, I shall make one general remark; which is, that if the jurisdiction of the national government, in … Continue reading

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11/12/11 GOP Debate: Liveblog


Tonight’s Debate in South Carolina is hosted by CBS and National Journal and is moderated by CBS Nightly News anchor Scott Pelley and Major Garret of National Journal. The candidates facing off against each other (and the mainstream media) are coming off another … Continue reading

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Something for Everyone . . . A Liveblog Tonight!


I will be attempting to do my second liveblog tonight on the GOP debate hosted by CBS. Coverage will begin around 5 pm tonight. Also wanted to give a big hello to this blog’s first subscriber! Thanks for joining!

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 34 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: I FLATTER myself it has been clearly shown in my last number that the particular States, under the proposed Constitution, would have COEQUAL authority with the Union in the article of … Continue reading

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