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Federalist Papers No. 43, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 23, 1788 Miscellaneous Powers Conferred by the Constitution Considered THE fourth class comprises the following miscellaneous powers: A power "to promote the...

Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part I

American Debate Federalist Fisher Ames sends a draft treatise to a friend for review, in which he addresses the dangers he sees to the liberty...

Federalist Papers No. 38, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 12, 1788 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government and the Incoherence of the...

The Pilgrims – by George Bancroft

AMERICANIST HISTORY History of the United States, Vol. I, Ch. 12, by George Bancroft The Pilgrims Our narrative leads us to the manor-house of Scrooby, in Nottinghamshire,...

A Republic’s Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

A Republic's Great Error: Continuing Any Feature That Increases the Love of Power

AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. Harrison was an...

Thomas Paine: The Almighty's Protest Against Monarchy

They Were Believers, Thomas Paine, 1776 Mankind being originally equals in the order of creation, the equality could only be destroyed by some subsequent circumstance;...

Thomas Paine: The Almighty’s Protest Against Monarchy

They Were Believers, Thomas Paine, 1776 Mankind being originally equals in the order of creation, the equality could only be destroyed by some subsequent circumstance;...

Foreboding Warnings from Forgotten Inaugurals

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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 Supreme Power in the State: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 18

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library  Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Three, Part 18, 350 B.C.E. We maintain that the true forms of government are three, and that the...

Rome: Adams ‘Defense’ No. 52

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 52 Ancient Aristocratical Republics: Rome. Plebians scrambling after Patricians; or Democracy...

The Supreme Power in the State: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 14

 The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Aristotle: “Politics”, Book Three, Part 14, 350 B.C.E. The preceding discussion, by a natural transition, leads to the consideration of royalty,...

Tacitus on Ancient Germans: John Adams' "Defense" No. 37

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 37 Ancient Monarchical Republics: TACITUS ON THE ANCIENT GERMANS Dear Sir, BEFORE...

Tacitus on Ancient Germans: John Adams’ “Defense” No. 37

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 37 Ancient Monarchical Republics: TACITUS ON THE ANCIENT GERMANS Dear Sir, BEFORE...

A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 30

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Ancient Republics and Opinions of Philosophers: POLYBIUS My dear Sir, MY design is more extensive than barely to shew the imperfection...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 3

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics My dear Sir, "A SOCIETY of gods would govern themselves democratically," says the eloquent philosopher of Geneva; who however would...

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