It seems reasonable, moreover, to say our forefathers used language which has been foreign, or at least, radically altered from the way we communicate today. The material contained hereinafter is of vital importance to the success or the failure of the American experiment, which, we refer to as a Democracy but, it is much more, since America was founded as a free Republic. A Republic is such a word, which every American; or country that is free should know and understand since citizens within a Republic are –free from the tyrannical control of bloated government, and its concept is one, people should truly understand. So, what is a Republic? Let’s start at the beginning. Unlike a democracy, a Republic is a system of governance where, according to the dictionary definition, “power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and that has a President rather than a Monarch” or more accurately a Dictator.
Having said that, it my mission, nay, my duty to transform The Federalist Papers from the language of yore, [yesteryears] into the dialect of today and, in doing so, remove any dialog which seems to be, either long winded, or, not pertinent to the subject matter. I say this because the eloquence by which our forefather spoke begets more of contemplation, then a communication, but, in this fast paced society of ours attentive studying of words, often is not an option. In reality, I will hasten to say, that I’ll bet most of the elected officials in office are clueless as to the material found herein.
Therefore, I will be sending copies of this article to Vice President Joe Biden, whom, is in charge of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Bohner, respectfully requesting how many elected representatives actually have read, and, more pointedly, comprehend the material James Madison –Alexander Hamilton –and John Jay have written herein. Their response, if any, will be written in my next book –The Knight, Too, The Dragon, which is due to be released within eight months. And, whether they respond or not, my suspicion shall be confirmed, however either way my request is paradoxical since, if they had, both read and understood the Papers their argument to acquiesce to the Presidents edicts for “Fundamental Transformation” of the Constitution is thereby weakened, since having done so, they –the Senate –and the House of Representatives, should know better.
Nonetheless, in this revised version of “The Federalist Papers” I have used [Euphemism] or word substitutions where necessary, bracketing in the writers word and revising it with a colloquial word as I did with the word [Euphemism] followed by its full meaning in word used today. And indeed, the meaning becomes crystal clear. As a nation we have journeyed far beyond the parameters of the intention of the founding documents, which, is referred to as our [charter] or a written description of our organizing function, which we call the Constitution of The United States of America.
To those of whom, would like to contemplate the intention in the original eighty five Federalist Papers, they are available in book form from Amozon.com. I deem them a treasure far beyond that which words can describe since the writers thereof envisioned a country United as one people with one mind for the common good. Conversely, National Socialism and or Communisms concept is said to be; [by utopian dreamers] for the common good of the people, in actuality it is, for the elitists monarchs who [usurp] or to take by force, that which is the intention of our country, with its virtue and pride, and, worse yet, all the symbols of its divine creator. Leaving in its destruction, the despotic rulers with total power, clutching all that they could lay their greedy hands upon.
The Federalist No. 2
Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
Wednesday, October 31, 1787
To the People of the State of New York:
WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a very comprehensive, as well as a very serious, view of it, will be evident.
Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, the people must [cede] mark with a pronunciation too it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers. It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
It has until lately been a received and uncontradicted opinion that the prosperity of the people of America depended on their continuing firmly united, and the wishes, prayers, and efforts of our best and wisest citizens have been constantly directed to that object. But politicians now appear, who insist that this opinion is [erroneous] wrong, and that instead of looking for safety and happiness in union, we ought to seek it in a division of the States into distinct confederacies or sovereignties. However extraordinary this new doctrine may appear, it nevertheless has its advocates; and certain characters who were much opposed to it formerly, are at present of the number. Whatever may be the arguments or inducements which have wrought this change in the sentiments and declarations of these gentlemen, it certainly would not be wise in the people at large to adopt these new political tenets without being fully convinced that they are founded in truth and sound policy.
It has often given me pleasure to observe that independent America was not composed of detached and distant territories, but that one connected, fertile, wide spreading country was the portion of our western sons of liberty. [Providence] The protective care of God has in a particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions, and watered it with innumerable streams, for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants. A succession of navigable waters forms a kind of chain round its borders, as if to bind it together; while the most noble rivers in the world, running at convenient distances, present them with highways for the easy communication of friendly aids, and the mutual transportation and exchange of their various commodities.
With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that [Providence] the protective care of God has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.
This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of [Providence] the protection and care of God, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.
Similar sentiments have hitherto prevailed among all orders and denominations of men among us. To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection. As a nation we have made peace and war; as a nation we have vanquished our common enemies; as a nation we have formed alliances, and made treaties, and entered into various compacts and conventions with foreign states.
A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and to continue [perpetuate] it. They formed it almost as soon as they had a political existence; nay, at a time when their habitations were in flames, when many of their citizens were bleeding, and when the progress of hostility and desolation left little room for those calm and mature inquiries and reflections which must ever precede the formation of a wise and well-balanced government for a free people. It is not to be wondered at, that a government instituted in times so [inauspicious] unpromising, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer.
This intelligent people perceived and regretted these defects. Still continuing no less attached to union and [enamored] filled with love for liberty, they observed the danger which immediately threatened the former and more remotely the latter; and being persuaded that ample security for both could only be found in a national government more wisely framed, they as with one voice, convened the late convention at Philadelphia, to take that important subject under consideration.
This convention, composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task. In the mild season of peace, with minds unoccupied by other subjects, they passed many months in cool, uninterrupted, and daily consultation; and finally, without having been awed by power, or influenced by any passions except love for their country, they presented and recommended to the people the plan produced by their joint and very unanimous councils.
Admit, for so is the fact, that this plan is only recommended, not imposed, yet let it be remembered that it is neither recommended to blind approbation, nor to blind [reprobation] immorality. But this (as was remarked in the foregoing number of this paper) is more to be wished than expected, that it may be so considered and examined. Experience on a former occasion teaches us not to be too sanguine in such hopes. It is not yet forgotten that well-grounded apprehensions of imminent danger induced the people of America to form the memorable Congress of 1774. That body recommended certain measures to their constituents, and the event proved their wisdom; yet it is fresh in our memories how soon the press began to teem with pamphlets and weekly papers against those very measures. Not only many of the officers of government, who obeyed the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose ambition aimed at objects which did not correspond with the public good, were indefatigable in their efforts to pursuade the people to reject the advice of that patriotic Congress. Many, indeed, were deceived and deluded, but the great majority of the people reasoned and decided judiciously; and happy they are in reflecting that they did so.
That they were individually interested in the public liberty and prosperity, and therefore that it was not less their inclination than their duty to recommend only such measures as, after the most mature deliberation, they really thought prudent and advisable.
The prosperity of America depended on its Union. To preserve and perpetuate it was the great object of the people in forming that convention, and it is also the great object of the plan which the convention has advised them to adopt.
America will have reason to exclaim, in the words of the poet: “FAREWELL! A LONG FAREWELL TO ALL MY GREATNESS.”
PUBLIUS – the reader will note the word Publius used at the conclusion in every Federalist paper. In the book of Acts 28: 7 Publius was the chief official of a nearby town who gave refuge to Paul after being bitten by a snake.
Maintained: Jon Roland of the Constitution Society