James Madison, Ratification, and the Federalist Papers
We the People
September 17 is Constitution Day—the anniversary of the framers signing the Constitution in 1787. This week’s episode dives into what happened after the Constitution was signed—when it had to be approved by “we the people,” a process known as ratification—and the arguments made on behalf of the Constitution. A major collection of those arguments came in the form of a series of essays, today often referred to as The Federalist Papers, which were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay using the pen name Publius and published initially in newspapers in New York. Guests Judge Gregory Maggs, author of the article “A Concise Guide to The Federalist Papers as a Source of the Original Meaning of the United States Constitution,” and Colleen Sheehan, professor and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to The Federalist, shed light on the questions: What do The Federalist Papers say? What did their writers set out to achieve achieve by writing them? How do they explain the ideas behind the Constitution’s structure and design—and where did those ideas come from? And why is it important to read The Federalist Papers today?Additional resources and transcript available in our Media Library at constitutioncenter.org/constitution.Questions or comments about the show? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Continental Congress, James Madison & the Revolutionaries with Jack Rakove
Revolution 250 Podcast
Jack Rakove. Pulitzer-prize winning historian and political scientist from Stanford, joins us for a discussion of religious freedom, (see his book, Beyond Belief, Beyond Conscience) the Continental Congress, (the subject of his first book, The Beginnings of National Politics), the Federalist papers, James Madison, John Dickinson and other Revolutionaries.
As we prepare for election season, we are beginning to hear the debate about "minority rule" come back into the public discourse. Minority rule is the concept that the minority party can dictate legislation even though they represent a fewer number of constituents. We base our conversation on articles from The Atlantic and NPR.As you will see, the danger of "factions"--i.e. political parties--and the tyranny of the majority were on the forefront of the Founding Fathers' minds. They had this same conversation in 1787... join the conversationAdditionally, Josh predicts a red wave in the mid-terms next November. Tune in to hear why.twitter: @rightpassagegmail: email@example.comFB: @rofpassageIG: @rofpassageWorks Cited:How to Stop the Minority Rule Doom Loop by Adam Jentlesonhttps://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/how-stop-minority-rule-doom-loop/618536/Democrats Increasingly Say American Democracy is Sliding Toward Minority Rule by Mara Liassonhttps://www.npr.org/2021/06/09/1002593823/how-democratic-is-american-democracy-key-pillars-face-stress-testsFederalist No 10 by James Madisonhttps://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed10.asp
65 - Mark "Pudge" Gjormand - James Madison HS (VA)
Better Men, Better Ballplayers
Bio Current head coach at James Madison High School26th season at Madison (31st overall)Langley HS (1 year) Marshall HS (8 years) 2 VA state championships 1 perfect season, which was recognized as one of the best high school teams of ALL time 14 Liberty Conference Championships 1 Concorde Conference Championships In 2018 Gjormand was named Conference Coach of the year for the 7th time Region 6 Coach of the year for the 4th time. Home Plate Club’s high school coach of the year National Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) East Coast coach of the year finalist for the BCA’s national coach of the year award Founder of MVP International where multiple sports are played all throughout the world Incredible clinician speaker Leader of men! Mental game master!! Notes Learning how to lose is just as important as learning how to win Take the reigns early and then loosen it up as you go Unload christmas trees for lions club in the community Phases of the seasonPhase 1 - pre season and off season, friday life lessons Phase 2 - spring break - tournament and compete for something Phase 3 - conference play - win as much as we can, we only count wins, we lose and we get back up Phase 4 - conference tournament Phase 5 - regional tournament Phase 6 - state tournament You always need to overachieve no matter how good you are You are not a 9 hitter, you are 1 of 9 hitters! Post goals at the beginning of the season in the locker room I have been there, but I have not been there with this team! Glue guys - do the things no one sees and keeps us all together In baseball we can’t ride the emotional rollercoaster We need to stay at a level and feel where it needs to be My captains are my seniors, because as a senior you deserve to be a leader and it gives you the opportunity to put it on a resume. If they are not ready for that leadership then it is on me! Players win games, coaches lose games Winning can be the bridge to misery Rise and shine or rise and wine, be careful Follow on twitter @coachpudge8 email at James Madison High School
MLB's Sticky Scandal, James Madison Softball, Blue Jays Team Toughness
Questions or comments for us? Want us to talk about something? Email firstname.lastname@example.org 4:28 - The guys go in on the recent “revelations” about pitchers using sticky substances to gain an advantage. Is this a scandal? Is it even a problem? Chris has a lot of strong opinions about this one. 43:55 - NCAA softball Tournament: James Madison upsets Oklahoma! 47:41 - The Blue Jays are the best team in the league in “responsive offense” - scoring immediately after being scored against. What does this say about them? Is it random? Significant? Does this mean they are mentally tough?
Vad Lee - Author/Speaker, Former James Madison Quarterback
Sports Spectrum Podcast
Vad Lee is the Director of Campus Ministry with Young Life at the University of Maryland. The former James Madison All-American QB joins us to talk about his desire to be a pastor and a football player, the lessons learned through adversity and how being injured opened a door from God for him to become a chaplain. You can order Vad's books "Purpose over Position" and "That's my Friend" here. --- For more stories on sports and faith, check out our website, SportsSpectrum.com Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.