We hear a lot of bad things about the rising generation — many spend too much time gazing at their phones, too many think communism is good, some promote hysterical claims of climate catastrophe, etc. Here’s the good news — the most thoughtful and patriotic university students among us are devoted readers of the Federalist Papers. And they’re risking a lot by doing so.
According to Cherise Trump, executive director of Speech First, a pro-First Amendment organization that works on college campuses, the Federalist Papers is something like samizdat literature, the pro-liberty pamphlets read secretly by millions who lived under communist rule throughout Eastern Europe. US college students are concerned about being seen reading The Federalist Papers, so they hide it from teachers and other students.
How did this prolific collection become so controversial on campus? After all, the 85 essays and articles written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay constitute something like the biography of our Constitution, explaining the history and ideas that went into the construction and then ratification of our Supreme Law of the Land. That must be why the Federalist Papers is so despised by radical university ideologues.
As Cherise Trump explains in an interview with America’s Future, it “outlines and justifies and explains why the Constitution was written the way that it was and breaks down what the founders were thinking during the writing of the Constitution. And if you are in a law program where law professors say that the Constitution is a racist document, and you’re reading something that justifies it, you immediately are going to be identified as someone who actually believes in that.”
In other words, US law schools are training the rising generation to dismantle the very foundations of our Republic. Therefore, they define supporters of the Constitution as hostile to universal freedom, i.e. racist.
The authors of the Federalist Papers warned that defenders of the Constitution would come under attack. In Hamilton’s introductory essay, Federalist No. 1, he writes: “An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government, will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of power and hostile to the principles of liberty.” That is, according to the enemies of the Constitution, its defenders are the enemies of freedom.
In fact, Hamilton argues, the Constitution would decide “whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force.”
That sums it up perfectly: without the Constitution, Americans would be fated to live like others throughout human history, at the whims of threatening tyrants and under their dark power of coercion. And that’s where the enemies of the Constitution mean to drive us today — into the darkness. The best and brightest of university students stand stalwart at the front lines, fighting for our freedoms, prosperity, and the survival of our Constitutional Republic.
We, at America’s Future, link arms with them, and with you, relentless in our ongoing struggle to save the Republic. Make your voice heard — we’re in a fight for the future of our country.