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The Federalist Papers: The Key to Restoring Our Constitutional Republic
Sutherland Institute ^ | Unknown | John Eidsmoe, Professor of Constitutional Law

Posted on 07/05/2008 2:43:18 PM PDT by Interposition

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1 posted on 07/05/2008 2:43:19 PM PDT by Interposition
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I've reached the point where I won't argue politics with someone who can't name at least one of the three authors of The Federalist. It serves no purpose.

Of course, I never argue with someone who HAS read it....we always see eye to eye.

2 posted on 07/05/2008 2:50:00 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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The Federalist papers must be read and considered along with the Anti-Federalist papers to get the full original content and meaning of the Constitution. The struggle between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists was hotly debated and culminated in the American Civil War in which the Federalsits won out, accomplishing through force of might what they had not been able to accomplish by force of ideas.

It must be noted that during the Civil War and Reconstruction period nearly all copies of the Anti-Federalist Papers were removed from schools and public libraries and even today, are only rarely available or referenced.

3 posted on 07/05/2008 2:51:01 PM PDT by Natural Law
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Thank you for posting this. It is the same set of entirely valid arguments I have been promoting with all I do and write, for three decades now. But it needs to be repeated, and hammered home, since so many Americans are so poorly educated on our shared heritage, the Constitution.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "A Walk in the Park -- for a Century or More"

4 posted on 07/05/2008 2:52:57 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob ( www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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Has anyone sent Obama a copy?


5 posted on 07/05/2008 3:03:16 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Interposition
We can only call them unalienable rights—rights that cannot be taken away—if we recognize that they come from a higher source—from God himself.

If they come from government then that's all they are, negotiable privileges....

Antonin Scalia:

“Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of the Second Amendment, nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”

As much as I love Scalia, it would do him well to read this.

6 posted on 07/05/2008 3:03:17 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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I have been saying for several years that the simplest and easiest way to fix the government would be to pass a constitutional amendment that says simply that all precedent is nullified, that the original intent of the constitution shall govern its interpretation and that judges who interpret the constitution as meaning something other than what its words provide shall be guilty of the crime of usurpation of power, and both impeached and imprisoned.

Unfortunately, the sad fact is that only a minority of Americans now believes in the Constitution as written. They are willing to go along with a court that intentionally rewrites the Constitution so long as they more or less agree with the decision, or so long as the media can get them to go along after several years of propaganda (like with abortion, which was unpopular at first, but with is more or less accepted now.)

Our Constitution, the finest document the mind of man has ever produced, would not be adopted by the American electorate today. We would get something closer to the European constitution, maybe not as blatantly socialist, but it would be godless, gunless and short on individual rights.

If America becomes a free land once again, the minority will have to lead it there.

7 posted on 07/05/2008 3:03:50 PM PDT by Defiant (Leave it to the Dems to nominate someone so bad I may be forced to vote for McCain.)
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The Federalist papers must be read and considered along with the Anti-Federalist papers to get the full original content and meaning of the Constitution.

Yes, the Anti-Federalist Papers are worth bolding for emphasis since they are just as important as the Hamilton/Jay centralized government perspective. BTW, Madison changed from Federalist to more Anti-Federalist by the time he became President.

8 posted on 07/05/2008 3:08:21 PM PDT by Dagny&Hank
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As a first pass - extend the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution to all elected posts - local, state, and Federal; to also include all appointed and staff positions. Two terms - period.


9 posted on 07/05/2008 3:09:22 PM PDT by jamaksin
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Holy crow! Excellent piece.

I sent this to everyone in my address book, and printed out a few copies for those without e-mail.

10 posted on 07/05/2008 3:10:58 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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Didn’t Hillary Clinton say that the FP was her favorite book?


11 posted on 07/05/2008 3:11:44 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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But wait. Wait!
Mr. Obama has said we are not a Christian nation anymore.
We’re a Muslim nation.
A Buddhist nation.
Etc. etc. ad nauseaum.


12 posted on 07/05/2008 3:14:53 PM PDT by XR7
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later


13 posted on 07/05/2008 3:29:26 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Dagny&Hank
Let's not forget that the Bill of Rights were a concession granted to the Anti-Federalists as a condition of their ratification of the Constitution.
14 posted on 07/05/2008 3:42:28 PM PDT by Natural Law
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Another version of the Horatio Bunce piece.

http://www.fee.org/library/books/notyours.asp


15 posted on 07/05/2008 3:46:17 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Seinfeld was a show about nothing - so is Obama.)
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marker


16 posted on 07/05/2008 3:55:42 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Obama= Not Hope & Change! He brings Hype & Chains!)
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Thank you, excellent post for this weekend!


17 posted on 07/05/2008 3:56:08 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Interesting comment!

ML/NJ

18 posted on 07/05/2008 4:03:13 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Why would you focus on that one lie?

ML/NJ

19 posted on 07/05/2008 4:05:24 PM PDT by ml/nj
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*Bump for later*


20 posted on 07/05/2008 4:06:39 PM PDT by Yardstick
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