Federalist Papers. Anyone read, or heard of?

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  1. scotts74birds

    scotts74birds Well-Known Member

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    The Federalist papers, in my layman's interpretation is a basic way the constitution should be administered, and clauses for conduct and fairness.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html

    These were written by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and many other loyal Americans wanting a truly representative government. These were cautionary suggestions aimed at limiting the power of the federalist government.
    One of them, Article 57, was concerned with limiting the power of Congress from making laws that applied to the masses, but NOT themselves. I think we have seen GROSS evidence of this in the last few decades. This article was NEVER adopted, but our founding fathers were visionary in their concern about the corruption of power.
    Granted, some concessions should be granted to Congress in the interest of National Security due to the access of data they have. But most fall under the guise of "perks", and "benefits".
    To this date, Congress is still immune to the majority of the laws they pass.
    The founding fathers knew these risks 240 years ago. But it takes the Congress to pass laws on the behavior of Congress.
    Perhaps that needs to change? Why can't the electorate pass laws on the behavior and benefits of Congress?

    Just some musings of a simple man. Thanks for reading.
     
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    • NJRR

      NJRR Well-Known Member

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      There is a way to constitutionally bypass Congress to create laws. It is through the power of the states and was specifically adopted by the founders to ensure against a too powerful Congress. To read more about the process, get Mark Levin's book, "The Liberty Amendments" for the way this can, legally AND constitutionally, be done.


       
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      • Endangered Species

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        I have Glenn Becks Book on CD putting the Federalist Papers into laymen terms. The brilliance of our founders is just amazing.
         
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          Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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          :iamwithstupid: They were actually great caring leaders, looking out for the future of our country, protecting our Liberty & not lining there own pockets, exempting themselves :icon_fU: from laws or regulations, regular Americans have to abide by, like the current idiots we have in leadership or political office today, screwing with the constitution & raping our country :angryfire: , turning us into the USSA or Europe Socialist west.... Vote them out, that's the best recourse... :headbang:
           
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          MGKelly FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          We have brilliant members in congress today; the problem is they use their brilliance to find new ways to f@ck us!
           
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          Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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          :iamwithstupid: Yeah or they are a simple minority & their voice means nothing, under the new rules & current leadership, especially in the now nuclear Senate...
           
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