What authority does a state’s governor carry to mandate cloth diapers over her citizens’ faces? What the U.S. Constitution and its ‘Publius’s’ thought processes is most telling and instructive.
This is a second in a series to juxtapose the current era’s attempted theft of individuals’ rights and what the Constitution envisioned to keep states as a buffer against potential federal abuse.
This is the first in a series highlighting a crucial real time case scenario of a modern day stress test of our U.S. Constitution. How was it crafted to shield states from the potential (and today’s reality) of an abusive dictatorial federal government? The Eddyville, Oregon Charter school is a shining example for examination.
The founders had some warnings on how promoting “general welfare” would be misused as if it were license to “use any and every power that may be alleged to be necessary.” Oops.
While it is known today that founders Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers, it was ‘Publius’ that was the name these were published under. Webster talks about why.
Featured writer Mary Webster says that in 2016, she couldn’t explain to friends why Trump was vital for America. But now, she can explain him through the lense of the Federalist Papers and founders intent for America’s destiny.