On this episode of Categorical Imperatives we discuss the importance of Federalism as a mainstay of our government’s checks and balances.
Why calls for electoral reform from particular political party every election cycle because they are just sore losers, is more than selfish. Why it is a short-sighted grasp for power that they demand without considering any of the consequences of the changes they propose or the merits of the structure they want to destroy.
We will be going over and article from Vox.com about why they say they think the Senate should have proportional representation. Why they are no good liars who are really just pushing for a scheme of national government that would do far more than what they claim they want, which is “a better balance of power between the states and the people”. They want to do away with States entirely. replace our legislature with a single national legislature that would be nothing more than a rubber stamp for the President’s wishes.
Why this Wilsonian impulse is an eminently dangerous impulse and why we should cherish the Madisonian Republic we have.
Vox Article- https://www.vox.com/2018/10/13/17971340/the-senate-represents-states-not-people-constitution-kavanaugh-supreme-court
Chris hayes electoral reform- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Dv25z480c&t=483s
Biography.com Article- https://www.biography.com/political-figure/roger-Sherman
Encyclopedia Britannica Article- https://www.britannica.com/biography/Roger-Sherman
General information- http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/roger-sherman/
Yale Repository of “The Great Compromise”- https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/12/resources/3083
History of “The Great Compromise”- https://www.thoughtco.com/great-compromise-of-1787-3322289
Wikipedia Connecticut Compromise- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Compromise
Encyclopedia Britannica Connecticut Compromise- https://www.britannica.com/topic/Connecticut-Compromise
The Great Compromise- https://historycooperative.org/great-compromise/
Saint George Tucker
Tucker on Wikipedia- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George_Tucker
Saint George Tucker Society- http://stgeorgetuckersociety.org/
Encyclopedia of Virginia – https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Tucker_St_George_1752_x2013_1827
Tucker’s Jeffersonian Constitution- https://lawliberty.org/st-george-tuckers-jeffersonian-constitution/
Tucker’s Blackstone & Other Selected Works- https://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/tucker-and-the-us-constitution
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