The Roman Republic was based upon allegiance of citizens to obey the unwritten rule of law. The allegiance to the rule of law was voluntary. The allegiance was sustained because Roman citizens shared a widespread cultural value of personal honor that compelled voluntary allegiance to obey the rule of law.Continue Reading

Laurie Thomas Vass, The Citizens Liberty Party Part 1. Madison’s Inverted Balance of Power. Madison’s American version of the British Constitution was influenced by the legal philosophy of Sir William Blackstone, who wrote Commentaries on the Laws of England. Because the United Kingdom was a monarchy, Blackstone spent a greatContinue Reading

Laurie Thomas Vass, The Citizens Liberty Party Part 1. Madison’s Political System of Elected Representation. In his transformation of the American constitution from a natural rights republic, based on Jefferson’s Declaration, to the British social class mixed government, Madison had to modify the British political party system to fit hisContinue Reading

Laurie Thomas Vass, The Citizens Liberty Party June 18, 2018 Introduction. Beginning around 1796, Madison’s Constitution generated periodic, recurring national economic crises, at an interval of about every 10 years. The instability in the U. S. economy is precipitated by speculation in assets, inflation, monetary instability, and tax and fiscalContinue Reading