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  • “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government.
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James Madison

A Messy Beginning [Federalist Series #1]

Let’s talk about the Federalist Papers.

Why?

Well…

  1. I’m a big history nerd and for me, one of the most interesting periods of American history has always been the Revolutionary period and the years immediately following.
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Essays

Montpelier-Worth the Trip!

I visited Montpelier yesterday.  It was a terrific day trip to learn more about how James and Dolley Madison lived.  It was really interesting and very well done.   64 more words

Serendipity

Lessons from The Federalist Papers, No. 10

Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other. 640 more words

Federalist Papers

Historical Inevitability

The idea that history is cyclical has been put forth by many historians, philosophers, and fiction writers, but one Italian philosopher, named Giovanni Battista Vico (1668-1744), wrote that a fall is an historical inevitability. 1,363 more words

Politics

ON THIS DAY: March 16, 2017

March 16th is

Freedom of Information Day *

Black Press Day *

Curlew Day

No Selfies Day

National Panda Day

Saint Urho’s Day *

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History

“The fetters imposed on liberty at home have ever been forged out of the weapons provided for defence against real, pretended, or imaginary dangers from abroad.”

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Thought For Today