Search Results for "Edward Spannaus" : 29

Washington led the army against the Whiskey Rebellion, and then pardoned those convicted.

Why Hamilton Promoted Presidential Pardon Power

By Edward Spannaus Update, January 21, 2021–I’m told that my 2018 article on the pardon power has, understandably, been getting a lot of “views” in the past few days. When I wrote that article, President Trump seemed to be moving toward a more liberal use of pardons in the interests […]

by June 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary
John Marshall and the American System: 6-Part Series

John Marshall and the American System: 6-Part Series

  By Edward Spannaus Part One- Marshall’s Supreme Court Affirms American System Part Two- Creating Legal Infrastructure for a National Economy Part Three- Virginia’s Assault on the Marshall Court Part Four- Steamboat Case Clears Way for the American System Part Five – Marshall Defends the American System against Jacksonian Populism. […]

by June 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary, History
Steamboat on the Hudson, as depicted in the 19th century

Steamboat Case Clears Way for American System

 by Edward Spannaus  Fourth in a series on The Supreme Court Affirms the American System  It is not immoderate to say that no other judicial pronouncement in history was so wedded to the inventive genius of man and so interwoven with the economic and social evolution of a nation and […]

by May 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary, History
Monticello, a symbol of Jefferson's commitment to the plantation system.

Virginia’s Assault on the Marshall Court

by Edward Spannaus Third in the series “The Supreme Court Affirms the American System” May 3, 2018–Six weeks after his March 1819 monumental opinion in McCullough vs. Maryland, Chief Justice John Marshall, having returned to Richmond, wrote to Associate Justice Joseph Story: “Our opinion in the Bank case has aroused […]

by May 3, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary
The C&O Canal, shown here in 1910, was one of Mercer's major accomplishments. It was inaugurated in 1828.

Creating Legal Infrastructure for a National Economy

Part II of The Supreme Court Affirms the American System by Edward Spannaus April 17, 2018–As we discussed in the first article in this series, John Marshall’s monumental ruling in McCullough vs. Maryland not only upheld the constitutionality of the National Bank, but it established in American law the principle that […]

by April 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary
Statue of John Marshall in Philadelphia,

Marshall’s Supreme Court Affirms American System

by Edward Spannaus  First of a series March 26, 2018–Next year will mark the 200th anniversary of a series of decisions by the United States Supreme Court which cemented the principles of Alexander Hamilton  and the American System  into U.S. constitutional law. It was in the Court’s 1819 term–sometimes called the “Great […]

by March 26, 2018 Comments are Disabled Commentary
Alexander Hamilton, in a painting by John Trumbull.

The Confederate Constitution, or Alexander Hamilton’s?

A Crucial Issue Behind the Infrastructure Debate By Nancy Spannaus Oct. 10—Time’s a’wastin’ for Congress and the Administration to get serious about putting together a plan for a massive infrastructure construction program for the United States, a program which the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and out-of-control […]

by October 10, 2017 Comments are Disabled Commentary
This rise in mortality, documented by Brookings scholars in 2017, highlights the severity of the U.S. healthcare crisis.

American System Principles to Solve the Health Care Crisis

By Nancy Spannaus July 11, 2017—As the U.S. Senate takes up the question of repealing Obamacare again this week, Americans can expect to be inundated with waves of facts, figures, and moralisms that will accelerate the conflict over this issue, but which provide no clear pathway to a solution to […]

by July 11, 2017 Comments are Disabled Medicare For All, News
A photograph of the First Decoration Day, May 30, 1868.

Memorial Day and the Road to Reconciliation

By Edward and Nancy Spannaus May 30, 2021—In his Second Inaugural Address, which occurred only 41 days before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln concluded with an appeal for bringing the nation together: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to […]

by May 30, 2021 0 comments Commentary, History
This detail from a painting by Michellino shows Dante holding a book, in which the opening lines of his poem can be seen. (wikipedia)

2021: Celebrate the Year of Dante

Dante Alighieri’s Concept of Statecraft And the Lorenzetti Frescoes in Siena by Bonnie James Jan. 5, 2021–The following article was originally published on June 28, 1999 in The New Federalist newspaper. It is reproduced here with minor editing by the author. The occasion for its republication is the 700th anniversary […]

by January 5, 2021 0 comments Commentary, History