Saturday, September 17, 2016

Read the The Anti-Federalist Papers Today

    On this Constitution Day let’s be honest with ourselves. The Constitution and the Federalists did not deliver on the promises of limited powers. The Anti-Federalists, however, perspicaciously saw the flaws in the system and tried to warn the people. If we desire to reform our all-powerful national government, we should jettison The Federalist Papers and instead listen to the wisdom of Brutus, Cato and their fellow Anti-Federalists.
So rightly writes William J. Watkins, Jr., mentioned on Radio Derb's latest installment — Did The Constitution Deliver?

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Blogger Mark D. said...

The great (and unfortunately late) historian Forrest McDonald argued that it was the Anti-Federalists who, ironically, are the ones who popularized the idea that the Constitution created a government with vast and practically unchecked power. Worth a read.

September 18, 2016 at 1:34 AM  

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