Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Good morning! 71 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died while having his portrait painted at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  The Little White House is well worth a visit, and nearby FDR State Park is one of Georgia’s gems.

Today’s Reads:

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Glad to see the Library of Congress banning the true term ‘illegal alien.’ “Onward PC Soldiers , marching as to war”…

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Hamilton was a great and ambitious Federalist and while opposed to salvery would not find it politically expedient to make it his primary cause. Same can be said of a Democrat today that would oppose abortion for birth control.

As a Federalist he strongly opposed the Bill of Rights.

“I go further, and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and in the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed constitution, but would even be dangerous.”

Will Durant
Will Durant

I just finished Chernow’s biography of Hamilton and like many of his fellow biographers I feel he did have him too high on a pedestal. I’m still happy that Madison got to write the bulk of the Constitution even if Hamilton wrote the bulk of The Federalist Papers. He would have been thrilled to have been Chamberlain or Master of the Coin to a King Washington. Strange when you consider he was the least “gentle born” of his fellow founders. Washington found slavery to be unsavory as well but it didn’t keep him from enjoying the lifestyle and privilege endowed… Read more »

Bart
Bart

Good to see the prostitutes are still being paid during their 40 day vacation even though the same prostitutes supposedly passed ‘some of the toughest ethics laws’ a few years ago. From this point forward, I promise I will not vote for any incumbent who participates in the system whereby they are wined and dined by lobbyists to influence their votes (or lack thereof which happens more often). I have no problem with unlimited money being available in politics, but I do have a problem with those who immerse themselves in benefiting from the endless stream of benjamins. It is… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

LOVE Beverley Cleary. Ralph the mouse from The Mouse and the Motorcycle is my favorite.