Weekend Wisdom

Historical Weekend Wisdom Finale: James Madison

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Historical Weekend Wisdom. In August, we will return to the unofficial Weekend Wisdom theme of “whatever Michele feels like posting.”

The last paragraph of The 5000 Year Leap, A Miracle That Changed the World; Principles of Freedom 101, is a quote from James Madison’s writing as found in the Federalist Papers.

Happily for America, happily we trust FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society. They reared the fabrics of governments which have no model on the face of the globe. They formed the design of a great Confederacy, which it is incumbent on their successors to improve and perpetuate.

James Madison, Federalist Papers, No. 14, pp 104-5; emphasis added (as found on page 310 of The 5000 Year Leap, A Miracle That Changed the World; Principles of Freedom 101 by W. Cleon Skousen)

Merriam-Webster defines confederacy as “a league or compact for mutual support or common action.” This does define the 13 colonies. They mutually supported each other in the establishment of a new country independent from England, where citizens were in charge of the government and not where the government kept tightening the noose of fear around it’s citizen’s necks.

The colonies were not just there for emotional support but all the colonies took action and accomplished a revolution that made their American dream come true.

Now it is up to We the People as their successors to keep their American dream alive and to improve on their dream.

God Bless You

God Bless America

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com