The Federalist Papers: An Argument for Democracy

I would feel safe in assuming that we are all aware that the United States is governed by the United States Constitution. But, do you know the process in how we acquired this document? Or when? It wasn't immediately following the Revolution...and it wasn't our first choice. On November 15, 1777, The Continental Congress adopted … Continue reading The Federalist Papers: An Argument for Democracy

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The National Security Act and the Military-Industrial Complex.

July 26, 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act. Not only would it stand as one of the most important pieces of Cold War policy, but it exists today as one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history. What did the National Security Act do? In essence, it entirely re-structed … Continue reading The National Security Act and the Military-Industrial Complex.

Donkeys V. Elephants: The Story of Party Mascots

Have you ever wondered why the Democratic Party is represented by a Donkey? Or why the Republican Party is represented by an elephant? Or have you ever wondered why our mainstream political parties even have mascots? There is actual historical reasoning for all of this. Albeit not necessarily good reasoning...but something that shouldn't be surprising … Continue reading Donkeys V. Elephants: The Story of Party Mascots