Feb 8, 2018
Everybody agreed the Articles of Confederacy weren't working. Not everyone agreed how much needed to be changed.
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Feb 1, 2018
Hello, welcome back for Federalist # 14, "Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered."
You know, I do love reading these older works aloud for you. I like to think it adds a living energy to words to which you and I have paid far too little attention for far too long. I've mentioned that I...
Jan 26, 2018
Hello, we meet again, this time for Federalist # 13, "Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government."
Once again, the Federalist's primary argument for the Constitution is that it is the only way to preserve the Union, all the states working together. That argument is assumed throughout this essay. And once...
Jan 22, 2018
We all tell stories, and listen to stories, and learn from stories. And our stories tell us, too.
Jan 18, 2018
Hello again. Tonight is Federalist # 12, which is all about Revenue. Or in other words, tax collecting.
Naturally this one is written by Alexander Hamilton, the banker. He founded the Bank of New York. Later on, President George Washington appointed him as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and in that capacity he...