Monday, June 13, 2011

Cramming Legislation Down Our Throats

Sorry I haven't been around much this past week. The quarter just ended and I am busy grading papers and also had my graduation. I will get back to posting regularly soon. In the meantime, though, I will provide this quote from the anti-federalist papers #1. In case you are unaware, the anti-federalists were those who were opposed to the ratification of the Constitution.

Those furious zealots who are for cramming it down the throats of the people, without allowing them either time or opportunity to scan or weigh it in the balance of their understandings, bear the same marks in their features as those who have been long wishing to erect an aristocracy in THIS COMMONWEALTH [of Massachusetts].

Does that sound familiar to anyone?


  1. Nice citation of the anti-federalist papers. They should be companion reading along with the federalist papers

  2. They should be read by all students of US history. Instead, we get the biased interpretation of professors and teachers without getting to read the intent of those who wrote it. It's a shame.