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Quote of the day, July 30

James Madison, on freedom

“There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”


James Madison: Philosopher of Social Theory?

I’ve been reading Thomas G West’s volume Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America (Rowan & Littlefield, 1997). As I read the chapter on voting requirements and property rights in the American Founding, I found a striking quote by Madison on the nature of theory: 141 more words


Rulebook Confetti

If you’d like proof that contemporary pompous idiots can’t build a better country, look around.  Ignoring the Constitution is an unprincipled sort of principle.  The lawlessness feels uncomfortable, but stick around for the stagnation.   863 more words

The Choice

I’m immune to “America is great already” and “city on the hill” rhetoric (though Michelle Obama’s “I wake up in a house built by slaves” brought a tear to my eye). 361 more words


Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference 2016 Fall Schedule

July 27, 2016

Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference 2016 Fall Schedule

Doug Coil

The Chesapeake Rugby Conference is a new D1AA Conference that includes nine member colleges. 230 more words

USA College Rugby

Federalist 56 - Madison

The previous paper covered in this series – and I’m sure you all remember back four years ago when I discussed Federalist 55 – dealt with the size of the House of Representatives. 953 more words

A Nation in Danger: Instability, Injustice, and Confusion

“The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils, have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished.” – James Madison, The Federalist No. 304 more words