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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Insights on Adams vs Jefferson

The struggle to limit Federal power started early in the history of the United States.

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In The Virtues of the Republic, the Follies of Man Bob Cheeks reviews William Watkins’ “Reclaiming the American Revolution.”

Whatever his undeniable brilliance and priceless service to the new nation under Washington and Adams, Alexander Hamilton would have felt right at home in Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, using the doctrine of implied powers as a lever to broaden the scope of Federal action.