Some have asked if I am biased in summarizing each of the Federalist Papers in this project.
The answer is a resounding NO!
I intend no bias at all in my summaries and I really don’t care what any reader’s political persuasion might be – left or right.
I do care, however, that as a citizen of this country during these times of severe partisanship, that each citizen should have an understanding of what the Founding Fathers intended when arguing for ratification of the Constitution of the United States. That’s why I’m doing this project. When this is done, I think I’ll do another one and go through the US Constitution line by line.
OF COURSE – the Federalist Papers ARE partisan! The three Founding Fathers (Hamilton, Madison and Jay) were Federalists and were arguing strongly in favor of ratification. They were trying to persuade the people of the state of New York (where there was a considerable population of Anti-Federalists including Governor Clinton) to vote IN FAVOR of ratification. Accordingly the Federalist Papers ARE biased – but not by me.