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We’re studying and discussing the Federalist Papers, the philosophy of our nation's founders, our system of government and current events. Please invite your friends!

James Madison wrote that “a people who mean to be their own governors must be armed with the power that knowledge gives”. In “Democracy in America” Alexis de Tocqueville noted that Americans of that time were far more knowledgeable about government and the issues of the day than their counterparts in Europe. Tocqueville wrote "every citizen receives the elementary notions of human knowledge; he is taught, moreover, the doctrines and the evidences of his religion, the history of his country, and the leading features of its Constitution". The founders knew that only an educated populace, jealous of their rights, would be strong enough to resist the usurpation of their liberties by government. Today many people know nothing of our true history, or the source of our rights. The mission of The Federalist Papers Project is to get people the history they never got in school and to motivate them to push back at the erosion of our liberties and restore constitutionally limited small government. Page Rules 1) There are no personal attacks allowed. This is a safe place to share your ideas. 2) This page does not permit profanity and the language filter is set so that none gets through. We hope everyone, therefore will feel comfortable sharing this page with their families. 3) No trolling or spamming. Trolls, once identified, will be removed without warning. Spam will be removed as soon as it is identified. Repeat offenses will cause the poster to be removed from the group without notice.