The Founders, Unplugged Over 200 years ago our Founders argued about many of the same issues we still debate today.
How much power should be given to the Federal government
Who has the power to declare war?
What’s the fairest way to divide up the tax burden?
Those questions, and many more, were answered in the Federalist Papers, a series of newspaper articles written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. They are essential reading for anyone who really wants to understand our Founders’ intent for themselves – but that’s exactly the problem: many people don’t read the Papers because, quite frankly, they’re difficult to understand. Hamilton didn’t exactly write like Dr. Seuss.
The Original Argument solves that problem by translating 33 of the most relevant Federalist Papers into modern day English and adding the context that is necessary to understand how they apply today. You’ll see the brilliance of our Founders like never before — and understand why we can never let others speak for them.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” – T. Jefferson