Quote of the day—Alexander Hamilton

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.

Alexander Hamilton
Federalist No. 28
[Via Walter E. Williams.

One could easily conclude Hamilton words were intended for this decade.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Alexander Hamilton

  1. As indeed they were intended for this generation. Human nature is not that difficult to read. The men tasked with starting this new country were very well read of the civilizations that had gone before. The same mistakes were going to happen here. Just a matter of time.

  2. “…against the usurpations of the national rulers…”

    No mention of the usurpation of global powers allied with the national rulers.

    We’ll-read as they were, they seem to have skipped over the entirety of Protestant interpretations of Biblical prophecy (for which no strenuous research would have been necessary, being that their own mother country, and all of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East had been embroiled in controversy, for centuries, over the very same).

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