Reflections from under the Derby

you're not thinking about this stuff



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I just did a translation from Portuguese to English for a superior court judge here in Brazil on the difference between reserved powers and implied powers, which was one of the things at the crux of the argument between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. Their arguments ultimately influenced the Brazilian constitution and the idea of a Federation or state. I had not known I was interested in this until I started translating it.

I didn't know I was interested in it until the previous administration started doing stuff that the Founding Fathers would have frowned on. At that point, I figured I probably should know as much about the Constitution as possible.
James Madison's biography is amazing. He was a real genius.

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