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  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Alexander Hamilton

    10/22/2019 8:58:32 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 10/22/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Alexander Hamilton. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Alexander Hamilton was one of America's Founding Fathers. He had several vociferous and combative arguments in favor of a strong, federally-controlled government, but understood the implications of too much power vested in too few people. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in...
  • Most Infamous DUEL in American History: Alexander Hamilton v. Aaron Burr

    07/12/2019 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 11, 2019 | Bill Federer
    He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, the sitting Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel JULY 11, 1804. Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies on the Island of Nevis, either in the year 1755 or 1757, and grew up on the Island of St. Croix. Just a few years earlier, in 1751, 19-year-old George Washington had accompanied his older half-brother Lawrence on a trip to the not too distant Island of Barbados. Since Alexander Hamilton's parents were not legally married, he was not permitted to attend...
  • “Hamilton” Star Tweeted About Blacks and Drunk Women on St. Patrick’s Day (& "Raping for Trayvon")

    11/22/2016 4:52:32 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 11-21-2016 | Niall O'Dowd
    But Dixon was guilty of a very bizarre comment himself involving St. Patrick's Day. The tweet from 2012 sprang back into prominence on Sunday because of the "Hamilton" furor with many commentators claiming it refers to blacks raping drunken girls on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part V – June 18th 1787

    03/11/2019 12:51:45 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | March 11th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    “There is a natural inclination in mankind,” wrote Benjamin Franklin, “to Kingly government.” He wasn’t alone. Convention delegate Hugh Williamson (NC), thought “it was pretty certain . . . that we should at some time or other have a King,” but he wished to postpone the event as long as possible. James Madison and George Washington made similar observations. Even John Adams in his Defense of the Constitutions of the United States of America predicted a future government “nearer (in) resemblance (to) the British constitution,” including a hereditary king and senate.1 Among the delaying features of our pre-17th Amendment Constitution...
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part IV

    03/04/2019 1:54:54 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | March 4th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    “If we are to be considered as a nation, all State distinctions must be abolished; the whole must be thrown into a hotchpot and when an equal division is made, then there may be fairly an equality of representation.” – New Jersey delegate William Paterson. Today’s squib reviews the last few days of the Federal Convention leading up to Alexander Hamilton’s June 18th speech. In Part V we’ll find that, considering the previous exchanges among delegates, Hamilton was far from alone in his disdain of the States. What he shared with them was the search for a governing design adequate...
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part III

    02/18/2019 1:11:43 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 18th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: The Federal Convention June 1st – June 6th. “I do not see the danger of the states being devoured by the national government. On the contrary, I wish to keep them from devouring the national government” – James Wilson (PA) In this and the next squib I’ll examine the Convention debates with an eye out for proposals and ideas that strike us today as less than supportive of republican, limited government. We’ll find, probably in Part V, that Alexander Hamilton’s June 18th sketch of another framework of government was not as radical in comparison as his modern detractors believe....
  • This Day in History: Alexander Hamilton, the Federalist Papers, & the Constitution

    10/27/2018 5:41:37 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | 10/27/2018 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1787, “Publius” publishes an essay defending the Constitution in several New York newspapers. Publius?! Publius who? Most modern Americans have never heard of him. How unfortunate. The collection of works written by Publius was critical to the establishment of our Constitution. We’ve been living with our Constitution for so long that it can be easy to forget what things were like before. Perhaps you know that the Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787. But do you know what happened afterwards? Criticism began popping up almost immediately! Anonymous authors railed against the proposal...
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part II

    02/11/2019 1:17:44 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 11th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    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...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 3:19:44 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers | Fox News
    A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection. The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution. “It would seem from the public Gazettes that the...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 2:55:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers
    A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection. The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution. “It would seem from the public Gazettes that the...
  • Historians irked by musical 'Hamilton' escalate their duel

    02/04/2019 6:07:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2019 | Mark Kennedy
    Ever since the historical musical "Hamilton" began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they're escalating their fight.
  • At the Puerto Rico theater that ‘Hamilton’ left behind, disappointment stands center stage

    01/15/2019 2:27:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/14/19 | Jessica Gelt
    **SNIP** After more than a year of planning by university administration, students and show producers, “Hamilton” announced on Dec. 21 — less than a month before opening night — that it was relocating the production to Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, the cultural center about five miles away, to avoid the threat of union unrest and campus protests over rising fees. On Dec. 27, crews came to remove the sets that had been in place for much of the month. Three days later, all that remained were the light post banners proudly trumpeting a show that no longer...
  • What Puerto Ricans are saying about "HAMILTON" in Puerto Rico (sample)

    01/13/2019 9:01:36 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    El Nuevo Dia Facebook page ^ | 1/11/19 | Newspaper source
    As you know, Nancy Pelosi and about 40 House Democrats and/or Lobbyists are in Puerto Rico enjoying the lovely weather and Hamilton, which the average Puerto Rican cannot afford to attend. Below (in the comments section), I’ve translated some of the comments from the Puerto Rican people made in El Nuevo Día Facebook page. The large majority upset that such spectacle is being presented on the island. COMMENTS: LUTY: “Who is Hamilton? I know the story of Christopher Columbus! Long Live Spain!” NELSON: “Does anyone know if crime has lowered because this play is being shown in Puerto Rico?” DIOSELINA:...
  • Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see 'Hamilton' (T)

    01/13/2019 9:00:06 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/2019 | Louis Casiano |
    Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend -- with their families and lobbyists -- for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.” Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan also planned to meet Saturday with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, according to a report. “This year’s winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members...
  • Dozens of Democrats Flock to Puerto Rico for ‘Hamilton’ Broadway Show Amid Shutdown

    01/12/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/12/2019 | Ben Kew
    Dozens of Congressional Democrats flocked to Puerto Rico on Friday to watch the opening weekend of Hamilton amid the ongoing government shutdown, in a trip that organizers hope will allow them to lobby for additional federal funding to the impoverished island.
  • Went to the show "Hamilton" tonight and walked out. (Vanity)

    11/06/2018 8:38:08 PM PST · by tired&retired · 52 replies
    The Broadway show Hamilton is horrible Rap Music. If you are like me and can't stand angry Rap music, don't go.
  • Vanity: Why do people love the P.C. musical 'Hamilton'?

    10/26/2018 1:28:23 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 83 replies
    N/A ^ | 10/26/18 | BillyBoy
    I just had an argument with a Facebook friend who called me "closed minded" when I said I had zero interest in seeing the Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. She says she won't talk to me until I check out the show for myself instead of "pre-judging it" I told her that I know it getting universal acclaim, but after reading about concept, it sound really stupid...it appears the premise is "Let's intentionally cast ethnic minorities and women to play white men from the colonial era so 'modern audiences' can 'relate' to the story. I hate when they do that in movies...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him 'Hamilton' tickets

    10/25/2018 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were originally reported by the Tampa Bay Times, and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents, according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets came...
  • Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in 2016

    10/23/2018 2:42:07 PM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/2018 | Lawrence Mower
    Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raise new questions just two weeks before next month's election. The records include photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent, and they appear to refute what the mayor has said that trip and others. His campaign has maintained – and continued to maintain Tuesday – that Gillum believed the ticket came from his...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him Hamilton tickets

    10/23/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Fla.) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were original reported by the Tampa Bay Times and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets...