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  • #CancelHamilton sweeps the internet with calls for the musical to be AXED after its debut on Disney+ over criticism of the Founding Father for his role in slave trade

    07/06/2020 4:20:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2020 | James Gordon
    Calls have been made to 'cancel Hamilton' just days after the Broadway musical's streaming debut on Disney+, after a renewed focus on it's lead character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The show, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, portrays Hamilton as a 'young, scrappy, and hungry' immigrant and someone who was passionate about the abolition of slavery. However, in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests, the story has now come under greater scrutiny - with some pointing out that Hamilton was a slave trader.
  • The problem with the 'Hamilton' movie (opinion) [LMAO!!!]

    07/06/2020 4:12:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2020 | Ed Morales
    This Fourth of July weekend, which finds much of America reeling from a rocky first half of 2020, the mainstream and social media hype can be summed up in three words: "Hamilton" is back. The play has won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and, according to Forbes, has generated over $1 billion in income from Broadway/London/United States tour ticket sales, publishing, cast recording and merchandising. A filmed version was released on the Disney+ streaming service on Friday.
  • Alexander Hamilton, and the Life of a Loyalist Academic

    05/11/2020 8:29:13 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 11, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    ...Reflections on the anniversary of the closure of King’s College and the flight of its dean… On May 10, 1775, Dr. Myles Cooper was on top of the world. As President of King’s College in New York City for the previous dozen years, he was in the inner circle of British leadership in New York, responsible for the education of many of the finest students in the Americas, spokesman for loyalist thought in an age of rebellion. But by the morning of May 11, driven out of the college in the dead of night by an angry mob, he was...
  • Make America Autarkic Again

    Autarky, for those unfamiliar, was an economic and industrial policy of self-reliance wherein a nation need not rely on international trade for its economic survival. This is not to say that said nation rejected international trade or isolated itself from the global economic order, rather that it merely could survive on its own if necessary. Though it has a long history, the concept of autarky saw a flourishing in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. In the early days of the American republic, Alexander Hamilton advocated for a limited measure of autarky. Hamiltonian autarky—or industrial self-reliance—aimed to protect weak American...
  • Trump as a Hamiltonian

    12/20/2019 6:46:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American ^ | December 20, 2019 | Bill Croke
    Using the framework of the U.S. Constitution, Alexander Hamilton was instrumental in inventing the America that we live in today. With that liberty providing guidance, he fashioned the nascent American economy and its multifaceted engines from Wall St. to Main St. that interacted with the world of international trade and finance beyond. George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury’s singular legacy in the realms of the banking system, taxes, tariffs and trade treaties is beyond doubt. Today, the White House is occupied by a president who seems to be in tune with Hamilton’s vision of economic nationalism. In a never-ending series...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.