claiming a preference for a republic over a democracy communicates essentially zero information unless one precisely defines the two terms in a way that departs significantly from Madison’s definitions.Details
Madison and Hamilton strongly implied that the German empire’s federal system was similar in structure to the American republic under the Articles of Confederation.Details
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the third in a series of articles giving an introduction to the Federalist Papers, a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. In Federalist #2, John Jay makes the case that America should remain a single…Details
Federalist No. 42 is an essay by James Madison, and the forty-second of The Federalist Papers. It was published on January 22, 1788 under the pseudonym Publius, the name under which all The Federalist Papers were published. Federalist No. 42 continues a theme that was started in Federalist No. 41. Here, Madison contends that the grant…Details
by Ray Bilger
The conclusion of my last article read, â€œIf there is any hope for America, it lies with We The People taking back our country from the crooks and criminals in Wash., D.C. who are running our country into the groundâ€¦ There is a new hope for Americaâ€¦ and it involves the States and the People working together, as the Founders intended, to make the America of all our dreams.â€
The State governments of the original Thirteen States of the United States of America established the federal government to act as their agent in a world of interdependent nations.Â Those original Thirteen States did not have to establish a federal government, but because those states collectively wanted to be represented to the world as one whole nation of States, they chose to have an agent, our federal government, to represent the collective interests of the several States.Â Thus, the federal government, as our agent, is at all times accountable to the States, and to We The People!Details
by Dave Nalle
You may not have heard much about it, but thereâ€™s a quiet movement afoot to reassert state sovereignty and stop the uncontrolled expansion of federal government power. Almost half of the state legislatures are considering or have representatives preparing to introduce resolutions which reassert the principles of the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution and the idea that federal power is strictly limited to specific areas detailed in the Constitution and that all other governmental authority rests with the states.Details
It’s commonplace these days for the government and its courts to consider the 10th Amendment to be nothing more than a “relic” – basically, not having any effect, or limiting the power of the federal government in any way.
These politicians and bureaucrats ignore the plain words of the 10th in an effort to grant themselves more and more power – at the expense of our incomes and our liberty.
A simple reading of Federalist #14 shows that the founders (even those accused of wanting too much federal power) understood that a Constitution was written as a strict limit on the power of government – and not as a grant of unlimited powers.Details