Obviously posting on here has been a little lacking, to say the least. I will make no attempts apologize, instead I will offer a new direction.
Recently I have felt the urge to study the Federalist and Anti Federalist papers together. Read one article and then read the argument against it. I find this period of American History very enjoyable because you see the process of how our Government was created. The opinions that shaped our laws and processes of how it works. The bitter disputes and the compromises behind them. How these men worked together to form a Government that is still going strong today. Personally I would say everyone should know these things but then again that is just my opinion
Before get started on the actual articles I will offer up a brief history.
After America declared independence the Continental Congress scrambled to come up with a system of government to run the country. They settled on a system, The Articles of Confederation, that left weighty things like armies and war, foreign affairs, and the monetary system in the hands of a central government and everything else up to the individual states. Each state in a sense was its own government. Laws varied greatly between each state and trade between them was even trickier. But this system of government worked well for a wartime nation. And in 1783 we shocked world and defeated the largest military force of that, Great Britain. And we continued to operate under the Articles of Confederation.
Soon it's many flaws became very apparent and a series of events led to a demand for a revised Articles of Confederation.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them."
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"These are times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon it's goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated."
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions." -Samuel Adams
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
"But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, envinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and provide new guards for their future security."
- Declaration of Independence