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Topic: Ratification debates

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Monday, December 30th, 2013

Kevin Gutzman On The Prophecies Of Patrick Henry & NSA Partisan Hypocrisy

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Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – What Henry was talking about was there is nothing in your little document there, Mr. Madison, that says this new government has to report anything to us other than they’re going to keep a ledger. You can keep a ledger in your little House of your proceedings. The president can deliver a state of the union to the Congress. Outside of that, how do we know you’re going to tell us whether or not the NSA agency you created has 110 ….Continue

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

"Executive Privilege" Would Not be an Issue Had We Listened to Patrick Henry

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Monday,June 9, 1788.  Mandeville, LA - Perhaps instead of trading barbs in the fashion of "well Bush did it" followed by "yeah but Obama has doubled down on it...and Karl Rove s--ks anyways!" it would be more productive to ask WHY we have an Executive to start with and all his attendant agencies which bequeath these tyrannical powers? During the debates over ratification in the VA Convention, Patrick Henry looked into that most prescient of crystal balls that must have been ….Continue

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What Dryden said was this, "Great wits are oft to madness near allied"; and that is true. It is the pure promptitude of the intellect that is in peril of a breakdown. Also people might remember of what sort of man Dryden was talking. He was not talking of any unworldly visionary like Vaughan or George Herbert. He was talking of a cynical man of the world, a sceptic, a diplomatist, a great practical politician. Such men are indeed to madness near allied. Their incessant calculation of their own brains and other people's brains is a dangerous trade. It is always perilous to the mind to reckon up the mind. A flippant person has asked why we say, "As mad as a hatter." A more flippant person might answer that a hatter is mad because he has to measure the human head. - G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy