Discussion: The Ratification Debate Topic: The Ratification Debate Thread Prompt: This module’s readings record the major points of the Federalist vs. Antifederalist debate. Do the arguments associated with these perspectives represent two sides of the same coin? Select and discuss a particular essay from each perspective that best represents a shared ideal of the Federalists and Antifederalists or best represents conflicting ideals of these two coalitions within Revolutionary discourse. Evaluate the impact of Judeo-Christian democratic principles on arguments concerning rights, liberties, and governing. Textbook Readings Ketcham: Henry 6/5/88, Centinel 1, Pennsylvania Minority, Brutus 1, Brutus XI, XII, XV Johnson: Part 2 (pp. 177–211) Rossiter: Introduction, Nos. 1, 10, 17, 51, 78 Kelly et al.: chs. 6–7, Appendix (U.S. Constitution) Bible Readings James 1:19-26 Listening and Doing 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.