WOW, this week the debate continues- The Federalist Papers continuing to examine the need for a strong United States to provide for the Common Defense and the Anti-Federalist Papers to bemoan the power of the Congress.
In the Federalist #4John Jay continues to expound upon his previous note that the colonies were surrounded by enemies who threatened their commercial security as much as their physical. Hmmm, 18th century trade war, anyone? Therefore, the need to present a strong, united group of states was highly recommended to secure the liberty and peace of America.
"It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it" and "If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment."
Hmmm, I wonder if anyone in the current Administration or Congress is listening? The fact is, our forefathers remembered the saying "politics ends at the water's edge." Of course all the Democrats are all in favor of this NOW, but remember those ol' pesky years 2001-2009. Don't you think the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, Al Qaeda, etc watched as the Dems, libs, lefty moonbats and others constantly snipped at W, the Military and those poor misunderstood terrorists....
Anti-Federalist #4 is just as feisty as the author continues to warn about an Imperial Congress of fatcats who govern for themselves and not for the people, even to the point of lying, cheating and tyrannical government...To Wit:
"The object of every free government is the public good, and all lesser interests yield to it. That of every tyrannical government, is the happiness and aggrandisement of one, or a few, and to this the public felicity, and every other interest must submit." AND, here's the money shot--"If then this government should not derive support from the good will of the people, it must be executed by force, or not executed at all; either case would lead to the total destruction of liberty."
WOW, does that familiar? Obamacare--you're gonna get it, no matter what...forget about lying about the costs, lying about abortion, cheating on the "tax increase" you get to pay, forget about keeping your doctor..the libs wanted, Obama demanded it...Pelosi delivered it.
Cap and Tax...comin' next....More stimulus to keep public worker unions afloat, using your tax dollars to pay for union pensions....gonna happen whether you like it or not, cause OBAMA and the Dems said so...sit down, shut up and pay your taxes serfs!
Yup, those ol' 18th century guys sure knew what was commin' huh?