Thursday, July 15, 2010


The Federalist Papers & The Anti-Federalist Papers Free Audio Downloads

I thought you might enjoy these audio books.

In Liberty,
Keith H. McCurdy

Less Government, More Responsibility, and — With God's Help — a Better World

The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison

The Federalist Papers (correctly known as The Federalist) are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788 . A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist, was published in 1788 by J. and A. M’Lean.

The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government.The authors of the Federalist Papers wanted to both influence the vote in favor of ratification and shape future interpretations of the Constitution. According to historian Richard Morris, they are an “incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer.”
(Summary by Wikipedia)

The Anti-Federalist Papers, by Patrick Henry

During the period of debate over the ratification of the Constitution, numerous independent local speeches and articles were published all across the country. Initially, many of the articles in opposition were written under pseudonyms, such as “Brutus”, “Centinel”, and “Federal Farmer”. Eventually, famous revolutionary figures such as Patrick Henry came out publicly against the Constitution. They argued that the strong national government proposed by the Federalists was a threat to the rights of individuals and that the President would become a king. They objected to the federal court system created by the proposed constitution. This produced a phenomenal body of political writing; the best and most influential of these articles and speeches were gathered by historians into a collection known as the Anti-Federalist Papers in allusion to the Federalist Papers. (Summary by Ticktockman)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Website Getting Redesigned

The Constitution Party of Maine website is getting re-designed. Currently, we have removed some old and out-of-date content. We'll be putting up some new stuff soon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


First Post

Hello. This is the first post of the new Constitution Party of Maine blog.

This will probably be used primarily for posting notices of events and meetings. It may be used for commentary, but that will not be the initial focus.

More to follow.

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