Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A different direction

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."
-Joseph Story

Monday, July 26, 2010

Patriotism is easy to understand in America, it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
-Calvin Coolidge

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both"

-Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, November 8, 2009

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I can not do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
Helen Keller

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free if only I am free"
- Clarence Darrow

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, September 28, 2009

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them."
- Mark Twain

Friday, July 10, 2009

"No man can suffer too much, and no man can fall to soon, if he suffer or if he fall in defense of the liberties and constitution of his country."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves ."
-Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Liberty is never out of bounds or off limits; it spreads wherever it can capture the imagination of men." 
-E. B. White  

Monday, June 29, 2009

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."
-Andrew Carnegie

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." 
-Thomas Paine

Friday, June 26, 2009

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."
-Daniel Webster 

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

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."
-Thomas Jefferson

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  

Friday, June 19, 2009

"It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own"
-James Otis 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
-John F. Kennedy