Nobody ever asks me, but my favorite song is “Life In a Northern Town,” originally by the Dream Academy and later covered (spectacularly) by Little Big Town. My favorite book, despite its authors craziness is “Battlefield Earth,” by L. Ron Hubbard, and my favorite film is, without a doubt, Casablanca.
Nobody ever asks me what my favorite Federalist Paper is either.
For the record, it’s #57. It is here that in the space of a single sentence, and thought, that Madison sums up the entire reality of what the Constitution was always supposed to be and how it should have worked.
And in recent days, we have seen examples of his idea in action, as first, members of the House decided to commit their “sit-in” to deprive Americans of their rights, while maintaining that they themselves are above the law. Then here in California, where at least two sitting GOP State Senators voted to exempt themselves from laws that apply to the citizens of California.
As Madison wrote, if we will put up with this, we will accept anything.
Except Liberty, that is…