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In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part II
ArticleVBlog ^ | February 11th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth

Posted on 02/11/2019 1:17:44 AM PST by Jacquerie

On Saturday July 7th 1787, Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania asked the Federal Convention, “What if all the Charters & Constitutions of the States were thrown into the fire, and all their demagogues into the ocean. What would it be to the happiness of America?”

Such was the widespread contempt of the conduct of the states after only six years of the Articles of Confederation (Articles). Morris encountered no push-back, no scorn in return from his fellow delegates.

This squib is in response to some of the Hamilton-Haters I’ve come across over the years, those who variously accuse Hamilton of advocating tyranny and hold him accountable for today’s runaway government, banking system, rapidly inflating fiat currency, and other modern problems for which he is not responsible. Their complaints are shamefully similar to the victimhood we hear of every day from the Left.

Rather than attempt to refute all of the mistaken charges levied against this great and essential man, I will examine, over the next three squibs, the convention events leading to his speech of June 18th 1787. I will do so in the context of the existing national situation and atmosphere of the Federal Convention.

It is said that Hamilton advocated elimination of the states and replacement of the Articles of Confederation with the sort of Leviathan government we have today. We’ll find that his unsubmitted observations, which never went to committee for formal consideration like the Virginia and Paterson Plans, reflected a practical line of thinking hardly more radical than the formal plans under consideration.

Since the call to convention originated in Virginia, (not Congress) Virginia Governor Randolph felt duty-bound to outline his delegation’s ideas as to the purpose of the convention, its ends. He opened with a list of objectives for their upcoming efforts.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: alexanderhamilton; hamilton; pennsylvania; virginiaplan

1 posted on 02/11/2019 1:17:44 AM PST by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie

With all the crap about people in blackface. Where is the outrage of an all black cast about white people?

2 posted on 02/11/2019 2:10:55 AM PST by o-n-money (We should rename California to Newer Mexico.)
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To: Jacquerie

Hamilton: (yelling). Gimme a beat!

Franklin: boom boxing...

Hamilton: (rapping). Happiness. What we are all in pursuit of,
Nothing less, what we all fall in love of...

Needs some work.

3 posted on 02/11/2019 2:57:24 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: o-n-money

You “racist”! Sarcasm off.

4 posted on 02/11/2019 3:15:16 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord God Almighty, deliver us from this evil in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.)
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To: Jacquerie; Pharmboy; Doctor Raoul; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; mainepatsfan; ...
The RevWar/Colonial History/General Washington ping list.

Hamilton ping

Please FreepMail me if you want to be added to or removed from this low volume ping list. Ping requests gladly accepted.

Recessional of the Sons of the American Revolution:

“Until we meet again, let us remember our obligations to our
forefathers who gave us our Constitution, the Bill of Rights,
an independent Supreme Court and a nation of free men.”
Dr. Benjamin Franklin, when asked if we had a republic or a monarchy, replied "A Republic, if you can keep it."
Can we???

5 posted on 02/11/2019 4:08:12 AM PST by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe #BuildIt)
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To: Jacquerie

I used to know a descendant of Hamilton. Dallas J Hamilton. He was a farmer near my home town in Minnesota. I think he was a great, great, great great grandson. Good guy.

6 posted on 02/11/2019 6:30:38 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE
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To: NonValueAdded

Not as long as our currency is controlled by a private globalist bank. The counter quote to our brilliant Founders
pledge to defend our Republic is... this one:

” Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
——David Rockefeller (2011, “Memoirs” Page 368. Random House publishing).

Coupled with the Nathan Mayer Rothschild supposed quote— “I care not the politics of a country as long as I control the currency”

7 posted on 02/11/2019 7:04:33 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: teeman8r


8 posted on 02/11/2019 3:28:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw --
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