Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Importance of History: An Introduction to The Federalist Papers Series

    Many times, I think that we  - talking mostly to Americans, but this is applicable to everyone in the world - forget why we do things, and what their purposes are. We fail to learn from the mistakes or successes of generations past, and thus fall into the same traps and deal with the exact same issues as they did. It is for this reason that I will be starting a new series this Monday on the Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison - three of our most influential founding fathers.

     For us to understand the current political climate that exists in the United States - it is essential for us to understand the inner-workings of our Constitution and why it was set up the way that it was. For by learning these things, we can in good conscious contribute to the discussion about the roll of government in society. This is important for the LGBT community because of governments roll in marriage, discrimination, and hate crime issues.

     Thus, starting this next Monday, I will be doing five of the Federalist Papers per week. I am very much looking forward to this look at the reasons behind the United State's founding document, and how it relates to the world today. Look for at least one post per every weekday.

If you are interested in buying The Federalist Papers as we go through this series, you can purchase it from Amazon for about $9. 

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