James Madison’s Ideas on Protecting the Opulent Minority Against the Tyranny of the Majority

Elpidio Valdes

James Madison,  fourth President of the United States (1809 – 1817) is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution”. He and the rest of the forefathers understood the dangers of democracy all too well, so they set out to create a system which would protect their interests, in other words the interests of the ruling minority.

Sounds like Marxist propaganda, right? It’s actually all spelled out for us in the Federalist Papers. Read Madison’s own statements in the Federalist Papers, No. 10:

AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well-constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.

and, particularly, for that prevailing and increasing distrust of public engagements, and alarm for private rights, which are echoed from one end of the continent to the other. These must be chiefly, if not wholly, effects of the…

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A flawed Christianity 101: can you spot the mistakes? — Why Evolution Is True

Reader Michael sent this National Geographic video, which, in line with their new and irritating touting of religion (and lack of criticism of its tenets), presents Jesus as as a real being. Reader Michael spotted some errors and distortions in this short clip. As he said: Some major assumptions, inaccuracies & cock-ups – how many […]

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