The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers is an important collection of eighty-five essays published in New York newspapers in 1787 and 1788, using the pseudonym PUBLIUS.
They were written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison primarily as a sales pitch for the proposed Constitution to the people, and as a debating tool to argue with the opposition. Where the information was readily available, the identity of the author of each essay is annotated.
Over the intervening centuries, the popular media has become more recalcitrant about dealing fairly with controversial thoughts. This has led to an explosion of people finding their voices on the internet, especially those of us who are misrepresented when the media chooses to notice us, and otherwise ignored due to our disagreement with the popular political correctness and upset with the encroachment of Socialism in our society.
I like to think that our founding fathers would approve of subguns.com, and might even post anonymously if they were trashing the King.
In that spirit, I bring you the Federalist Papers, arguably the single most important collection of Early American literature extant, an insight into the debates which helped form the Constitution and our form of government.

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Copyright © 2000 Tom Bowers