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Tag: Federalist Papers
In the discussion of reporting finance participation, a particular quote will be used often.
"Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority."Taken from none other than - Justice John Paul Stevens.
A legitimate perspective, .. to a degree.
Arguing with the pseudonyms "Publius" and "the Federal Farmer" James Madison John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton raised awareness to the design, purpose, and intent of the new Republic in the federalist papers. Ideas cast back and forth, laying the groundwork for proper historical perspective from identities only revealed years later. Arguing as I have, and using the federalist papers for reference, and guidance to what was meant in certain cases of constitutional debate, I could hardly be one to deny their importance.
However, the anonymous nature of that exchange, hardly stands as justification for powerful advocacy remaining out of the sunlight in our current political climate. Neither does a claim that free speech rendered anonymously must be protected as anything more than free speech. Under certain conditions, it becomes more than simply opinion, and is affective on others.
Consider the writings of the federalist papers.
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