Do You Know Why The US Senate Was Created?

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    I believe the designers of the American nation/government sought to ensure that rational decision making prevailed.
     
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    That's all well and good. Simply stating that we've uncovered ideas of Madison that weren't earlier known/understood doesn't give me any specific thoughts to consider with regard to your comments and/or ideas.

    Tell me which of Madison's ideas in particular and that shifted, or that were reinterpreted, over time be the ones you view as relevant to what I wrote and that connect to something you have in mind to say. I can't read your mind and I'm certainly not going to dig through everything Madison wrote and all that's been written about him and his ideas looking for the few specific passages that you may have in mind.
     
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    and they disagreed on what was rational.

    What you are missing is that most of them went against their very own deeply held principles for one reason. They did not wanted to see the experiment fail at the cost of principles. This is explained in letters they all wrote to each other through the years
     
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    well you certainly have copied and posted many things.
     
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    Maybe I am in error here, and if so I apologize, but you appear to be coming from some libertarian angle.
     
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    The only angle from which I'm coming is that which I think makes sense and which I have considered. Politically, I'm an Independent. I pay no attention to what party mantra or doctrine aligns with the thoughts I share. Sometimes I know what party espouses ideas that I do; other times I have no idea of which party will cotton to the same concepts. Similarly, I at times learn that a given party favors something and I decide I favor it as well; however, the party that the idea is associated with has no bearing on how I'll conclude on the matter.
     
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    Okay.
     
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    Remember, the Founder created a unique form of government unlike any formed before. They did not want a sovereign or a bunch of life-long minor royals. They were leery of allowing the populace to control government and set up checks and balances to ensure no one branch of government ruled over the others.
     
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    I agree somewhat. The founding generation wanted to substitute a 'royal' sovereign in the person of the King/Queen with a sovereignty of a people. They set up a government divided, so as 'to ensure no one branch of government ruled over the others.' I would suggest the 'checks and balances' are a system of the actual governing. One could have checks and balances without having a divided government
     
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    so you are well indoctrinated and never cracked a book since because you have a piece of paper that says you are smart now right?
     

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