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Federalist Papers 68, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, March 12, 1788 The Electoral College: A unique, wise, safe, and superior system for electing the President of the United...

Conservatism Versus Neoconservatism

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John Locke: On the Principle of Representation

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Too Great a Temptation

Liberty Letters, John Locke, 1689 Perhaps the most fundamental violation of the Constitution today, and the most dangerous, is the combining of the Executive, Judicial,...

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...

Fisher Ames: Equality Number 3 — Democratic Thinker

In a series of papers published in 1801, Fisher Ames unleashes one of the Federalist’s most scathing attacks on the Anti-Federalist’s unbridled democratic principles. Ames does so by drawing their principles to their logical conclusions—illustrating his conclusions with the unprincipled actions of the European democrats and their American supporters and apologists. How is it, then, that the democrats find a right in the whole people so much more extensive, than what belongs to any one of their number?

Contemptable Naked Capitalists — John Dickinson

Yet how many are there, so weak and sordid as to think they perform all the offices of life, if they earnestly endeavor to increase their own wealth, power, and credit, without the least regard for the society, under the protection of which they live; who, if they can make an immediate profit to themselves, by lending their assistance to those, whose projects plainly tend to the injury of their country, rejoice in their dexterity, and believe themselves entitled to the character of able politicians. Miserable men! -- John Dickinson, 1767

Socialism vs Corporatism — Ron Paul

Socialism is a system where the government directly owns and manages businesses. Corporatism is a system where businesses are nominally in private hands, but are in fact controlled by the government. In a corporatist state, government officials often act in collusion with their favored business interests to design polices that give those interests a monopoly position, to the detriment of both competitors and consumers. - Ron Paul

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 11

Misters Rutlidge, Dickenson, Sharman, King, Wilson, Franklin debate proportion v. mixed. v. equal representative in Congress. Speech by Benjamin Franklin included in full regarding the example of Scotland, Ireland, and the American Colonies.

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 11

Misters Rutlidge, Dickenson, Sharman, King, Wilson, Franklin debate proportion v. mixed. v. equal representative in Congress. Speech by Benjamin Franklin included in full regarding the example of Scotland, Ireland, and the American Colonies.

The American Crisis No. 9b — Thomas Paine

Liberty Letters, Oct. 4, 1780, Thomas Paine The Crisis Extraordinary. On the Subject of Taxation. IT IS impossible to sit down and think seriously on the...

Term Limits: Unnecessary and Unwise — Hamilton

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