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  • Any ways, the term Federalist kept coming up, and with the way these clowns think in the white house makes me see that the person from Iraq had changed the term from Democratic to Federalist thinking in order to bring the shites, sunnies, and others together!

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  • And since you dont seem to understand what a Federalist is they are basically Hamiltonian in that they are for a strong central government.

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  • In fact, a copy of The Federalist sits proudly on my bookshelf, and I find an early vindication of our modern civil rights laws in Federalist 51's assertion that "[i] t is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other."

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  • The explanation for Senate confirmation given by Hamilton in Federalist 76 is that it would prevent cronyism and the appointment of corrupt or incompetent judges.

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  • And I think Madison was right in Federalist 10 that state-level decisions are, in general, much worse than national level decisions.

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  • That is, as Madison in Federalist 51 put it, we are not governed by angels (however much the vanguard may believe that they themselves have achieved a sort of utopian or godlike wisdom by the exercise of rationality, akin in some ways to the manner that Eastern spiritualists think they have attained Nirvana through meditation).

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  • Still, the argument in Federalist 10 does contain reservations about bigness.

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  • The Federalists replied in Federalist 9 that the "science of politics," which had "received great improvement," showed that in an extended and properly structured republic liberty could be achieved and with greater security and stability.

    Why Liberals Don

  • This improved science of politics was based not on abstract theory or complex calculations but on what is referred to in Federalist 51 as "inventions of prudence" grounded in the reading of classic and modern authors, broad experience of self-government in the colonies, and acute observations about the imperfections and finer points of human nature.

    Why Liberals Don

  • As Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist No. 67, the clause enables the president to keep the government fully staffed when the Senate is not "in session for the appointment of officers."

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