On October 27, 1787 the first in a series of publications appeared that were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay that recommended the ratification of the Constitution. The essays were a series of 85 papers that appeared in New York newspapers under the name of PUBLIUS and in book form as THE FEDERALIST.
I am certain it has been a long time since any of us remembers studying THE FEDERALISTS PAPERS back in grade school or in some classroom for college or university study. I will even venture to suggest that few if any of those participating in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations around the country have ever heard of THE FEDERALIST PAPERS, and what I find most interesting is the fact that it was THE FEDERALIST PAPERS that led to the rights for people to gather and express their opinions in a public forum.
If you are interested in refreshing your mind about THE FEDERALIST PAPERS you can easily accomplish that via this link:
If it was possible to journey back to 1787, can you imagine how the British Army would treat the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators? If not for the influence of THE FEDERALIST PAPERS in securing the approval of The United States Constitution and our freedom from foreign domination, the world would certainly be a totally different place today.
Americans must be certain to not allow a relative handful of misdirected, politically motivated, diversionary, but reasonably financed, few destroy what so many worked so hard to establish. How can the original intent and magnificent foresight of THE FEDERALIST PAPERS be so totally denied by those demonstrating across the country without recognizing that they are being used for pure political purposes and not for the betterment of all Americans?