The Paperless Federalists

Federalist No. 2: John Jay Under Fire! - TPF - 02

April 2, 2017

After Justin launches an assault on John Jay's depiction of American life in October 1787, Cary has to come to Jay's aide.  While the guys agree with Jay's assertion that the thirteen states had rivers and traded goods, debate remains as to Jay's intent in his depiction of a homogonous citizenry.  Was John Jay a “man of his time” trying to appeal to commonality, or a purveyor of “alternate facts” who argues for a government based upon a homogeneous people? "Farwell [Mr. Jay]!, A long farwell to all [your] greatness!"

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