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In Constitutionally Speaking, Jay Cost and Luke Thompson make the case for the average American to study the Constitution. They both think that for citizens to get the most out of their government, it is important for them to understand how the Constitution works. And their hope is that this podcast can serve as a nonpartisan (and fun!) source of information for people of all political persuasions.
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Ep. 16: To Save the Republic
In this episode of Constitutionally Speaking, Jay and Luke continue their discussion of the Anti-Federalists. One of the chief objections of the opponents of the Constitution was that it threatened to destroy republican government. The Anti-Federalists believed that the branches of the proposed system did not rely sufficiently on the people, but instead shifted power to the wealthy. Many of them believed that this was precisely the motivation of the Framers, to undo the Revolution of 1776 and replace it with a "higher toned" form of government. This Anti-Federal anxiety informed much of their efforts against the Constitution, and as Luke points out, also helps explain their advocacy for a Bill of Rights.
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Rated 5 out of
History & PoliSci Nerd Heaven
So much to love about this podcast! The hosts Jay Cost & Luke Thompson are knowledgeable but very listener-friendly. They bring peripheral material to the understanding of America’s founding without distracting from main ideas and themes. The material is enlightening, but presented through good story telling.
Date published: 2017-11-07