Posted by: publius1 | November 14, 2008

Are We Living the Nightmare Outlined in Federalist #8?

Has professor Carol V. Hamilton warped Federalist #8 to fit her personal viewpoint? She writes:

Even taken out of context, this passage possesses its own internal logic, and, like the rest of #8, it resonates with contemporary political discourse. The warlike rhetoric of Republican hawks does suggest an elevation of “the military state … above the civil.” Americans are frequently encouraged to regard the military with gratitude and awe. The founding generation vividly remembered when redcoats could burst into their houses to conduct searches. They knew the old, defiant English proverb, “a man’s home is his castle.”

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