Friday, March 25, 2005

The Father of the Constitution goes Online

James Madison is called the "father of the Constitution." He was was also the granddaddy of political flip-floppers. He originally opposed a Bill of Rights. When the political winds began blowing against him, he proposed 19 Amendments. Ten of them passed. Now you can read some of his posturing on getting the Constitution shaped the way he wanted it. Around 12,000 pages of his personal papers go online from the Library of Congress. Some are written in code, including some to President Thomas Jefferson. (BaltSun)

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