The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #84: The Federalist Papers, Part Two

General Introduction
– Midterm grades
– Grubbs is alone again, naturally
– Listener feedback
– On clip shows and soundclips

The Legislative Branch
– Elected by the people and by the representatives
– Casuistry, war, and taxes
– Amendments vs. laws
– Can the Constitution stand alone?

Biennial Elections
– The safety of the thing
– Why short terms help the people
– The benefits of hindsight
– Gerrymandering
– Public manipulation through technology
– Congressional fundraisers
– Sweet potatoes and yams

The Three-Fifths Compromise
– Incompatible goods
– Yeah, Madison knows about it
– Responding to controversy
– What could they have done?

House vs. Senate
– What’s the difference?
– Why the difference?
– Ratifying treaties
– Enlightenment containment
– When did we start electing Senators directly?
– Impeachment

How Are They Doing?
– What happened to bribery?
– The need for, and impossibility of, term limits
– Career politicians
– We get apocalyptic for awhile

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