Constitution, Just musing

Trump hopes for the Hollywood ending

Hollywood tells all kind of stories. One of the staples of the "Hollywood ending" is when the main character delivers a speech that changes the course of events of the tale. It's the Aesop's Fables morality moment where we all come to the same collective understanding that whatever had been happening up to that point… Continue reading Trump hopes for the Hollywood ending

Just musing

Madison Did It Better

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution, as conceived by James Madison, went like this: “The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext,… Continue reading Madison Did It Better

Constitution, Federalism, Federalist Papers

On the subject of Federalism – Federalist No. 45

James Madison The Federalist Papers Federalist No. 45 Date: January 26, 1788 "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.  The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign… Continue reading On the subject of Federalism – Federalist No. 45