Monday, March 21, 2011

And We Have Forgotten What?

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism


Something from a more enlightened and intellectual past.
"If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms
of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may
bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or
indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding
their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior."
--James Madison, Federalist No. 39

5 comments:

  1. Could you imagine is we had a single congress, composed of thousands of people at leisure, to make all our law for us?

    Madison may have been enlightened, but he was no great prognosicator. We are now a massive empire, not some upstart republican federation.

    JMJ

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  2. Jersey: Could you imagine having a government that minded its own damned business and left people alone?

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  3. The people are the business of government, Silver.

    JMJ

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