[Marxism] Re: Pearl Harbor, etc., correction

Alan Bickley avb34 at charter.net
Tue Apr 12 13:18:03 MDT 2005


My point is that the debate on the language that was submitted to the states 
was held in secret sessions. I did not mean to support the position that the 
constitutional convention was a conspiracy.

Alan Bickley
Madison, WI


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rrubinelli" <rrubinelli at earthlink.net>
To: "Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition" 
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Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Re: Pearl Harbor, etc., correction


> After the adoption of the Constitution, each state, separately was
> called upon to ratify the document.  The debates in each of the
> states was quite open and extensive.  None of the provisions of the
> Constitution were maintained as secrets, withheld from the ratifying
> bodies.
>
> Bourgeois conspiracy?  Not hardly.  Bourgeois compromise? Most
> definitely.
>
> rr
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Bickley <avb34 at charter.net>
> Sent: Apr 12, 2005 2:46 PM
> To: Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition 
> <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Marxism] Re: Pearl Harbor, etc., correction
>
> The debate in the constitutional convention was vigorous and loud, but it
> was not open in the sense that non-delegates could hear it. Deliberations
> were secret and a detailed accoount of the proceedings was not available
> until 1840 when James Madison's notes were published.
>
> Alan Bickley
> Madison, WI
>
>
>
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