The Founders’ Promises About What the Federal Government Could NOT Do

The Constitution created a federal government with powers that, as James Madison said, were “few and defined.” Yet today the feds have their paws in almost every pocket of American life. How did that happen? One reason is that if you don’t know much about the Constitution’s language, you can misread those “few and defined…


This Week in History: Virginia Passes James Madison’s Resolutions of 1798

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On Christmas Eve, 1798, the Virginia Senate gave final approval to a proposal from James Madison, which we know today as the Virginia Resolutions of 1798.