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One-Day Seminar: Federalist Papers and the Constitution hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

October 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

According to Federalist 57, the “aim of every political Constitution is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers, men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous, while they continue to hold their public trust.” We all know how the constitution is supposed to keep government from threatening our safety and freedom–the separation of powers, checks and balances, an independent judiciary, and so on. But how does the Constitution ensure that our “rulers” have the wisdom to discern and the virtue to pursue the common good? In fact, what is wisdom, virtue, and the common good? We seek the answers to these questions in the Federalist papers that explain how the House and the Senate are constructed or “constituted.”

Registration opens at 8:30 am

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October 19, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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