Federalist Papers Suggest Ways to Improve Presidential Elections

Jennifer Rubin on how to improve presidential elections: Federalist 51: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” ...Federalist 10: In attempting to address the problem of “factions” and the potential for oppression by the majority, the Founders... Continue Reading →


Dangers of Populism Or Too Much Democracy

James Madison wrote in Federalist 10: “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government,... Continue Reading →

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