Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I thought it quite backwards if we were going to discuss the original intent of the founding fathers and we didn't go back to hear what THEY had to say. So, the materials that I have grouped together are from them and not modern commentaries on what their intent was.
Declaration of Independence
George Washington's Farewell Address
John Adam's Thoughts on Government
And, for you overachievers, the supplemental reading is: The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, about which Ryan says, "The Massachusetts Constitution is very insightful for the personal beliefs of the people of Massachusetts and John Adams himself.