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James Wilson, “Religion and Law are twin sisters…”

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him...

James Wilson and the law of God

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him...

James Wilson died AUGUST 21, 1798

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him...

James Wilson’s Lectures on Law

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him...

James Wilson, founding father, died August 21, 1798

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed him...

James Wilson—Of The Natural Rights Of Individuals

Foundations of the United States Constitution James Wilson—signator of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, drafter of the U.S. Constitution, and an...

James Wilson: "Christianity is part of the common-law."

American Minute with Bill Federer He was one of six founding fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. President Washington appointed...

Founders on the Need for a Vigorous but Limited Executive

Liberty Letters, Constitutional Convention of 1787 On June 1, 1787 in the early days of the Constitutional Convention the Founders entered upon a discussion of...

The Anti-Federalist Papers, No. 12, Cincinnatus

How Will The New Government Raise Money? Cincinnatus, Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 1787 Note: "Cincinnatus" is an Antifederalist writer. In this essay, from an Address...

Madison’s Notes: Federal Convention of 1787, August 15

Liberty Letters, 15 August 1787, James Madison _____________________ Editor's Summary: Madison moved that all bills ought to be submitted not just to the President, but to...

Madison's Notes: Federal Convention of 1787, August 15

Liberty Letters, 15 August 1787, James Madison _____________________ Editor's Summary: Madison moved that all bills ought to be submitted not just to the President, but to...

Democracy: A More Pure and Unmixed Tyranny

After the destruction of the King in Great Britain, a more pure and unmixed tyranny sprang up in the parliament than had been exercised by the monarch. J Wilson

Madison’s Notes: Federal Convention of 1787: August 8

Founders debate citizenship and state residency requirements for members of the House of Representatives, representation and taxation issues regarding slave states, and representation as per population.

Madison's Notes: Federal Convention of 1787: August 8

Founders debate citizenship and state residency requirements for members of the House of Representatives, representation and taxation issues regarding slave states, and representation as per population.

Remember, Natural and Revealed Law are Divine –James Wilson

James Wilson continued: "Human law must rest its authority, ultimately, upon the authority of that law, which is divine."

Madison's Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — July 14

The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell

Madison’s Notes — Federal Convention of 1787 — July 14

The day's debate focused mostly on equality of votes in the Senate as a check in favor of the small states and state rights in general. Strong arguments made for and against. The best question of the day came from Oliver Ellsworth who asked two questions one of Mr. Wilson, whether he had ever seen a good measure fail in Congress for want of a majority of States in its favor? He had himself never known such an instance: the other of Mr. Madison whether a negative lodged with the majority of the States even the smallest, could be more dangerous than the qualified negative proposed to be lodged in a single Executive Magistrate, who must be taken from some one State? - Steve Farrell

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 19

Mr. WILSON, could not admit the doctrine that when the Colonies became independent of G. Britain, they became independent also of each other. He read the declaration of Independence, observing thereon that the United Colonies were declared to be free & independent States; and inferring that they were independent, not individually but Unitedly and that they were confederated as they were independent, States. Col. HAMILTON, assented to the doctrine of Mr. Wilson. He denied the doctrine that the States were thrown into a State of Nature He was not yet prepared to admit the doctrine that the Confederacy, could be dissolved by partial infractions of it.

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 19

Mr. WILSON, could not admit the doctrine that when the Colonies became independent of G. Britain, they became independent also of each other. He read the declaration of Independence, observing thereon that the United Colonies were declared to be free & independent States; and inferring that they were independent, not individually but Unitedly and that they were confederated as they were independent, States. Col. HAMILTON, assented to the doctrine of Mr. Wilson. He denied the doctrine that the States were thrown into a State of Nature He was not yet prepared to admit the doctrine that the Confederacy, could be dissolved by partial infractions of it.

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