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Program Information
 The Alembic Files 
 The Anti Federalists
 Eric the Blacksmith, Al Aric and Theo
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) 
 Warning: Program may contain strong or potentially offensive language, including possible FCC violations.
Eric the Blacksmith discusses the Antifederalists in this first of a series.

How much do we know about the debate between the Federalist Founders and the Antifederalists? How did Rhode Island fare when it said No to adopting the Constitution?

Eric talks about his background and an email exchange.

He refers to the book, "Hologram of Liberty" by Kenneth Royce, and mentions researchers James Montgomery and The Informer.

George Carlin and Mark Twain are compared. Twain's "Elements of Satire" is reviewed. What is the nature of government? What did Christ teach about politics?

North Carolina, like Rhode Island, was resistant to the Constitution. Eric reads a powerful 28 January, 1788 poem "On The New Constitution" published in the State Gazette of South Carolina. The poem leveled serious charges against the Founders and their tactics.

What were some of the circumstances surrounding the Hamilton-Burr Duel? A scene from "The Way We Were" reminds us of today's political discourse.

The show concludes with a scene from "Life is Worth Losing" by George Carlin.

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