Alexander Hamilton Was Obsessed With The Threat A Presidency Like Trumps Poses To America

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    “The truth unquestionably is, that the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the Country is, by flattering the prejudices of the people, and exciting their jealousies and apprehensions, to throw affairs into confusion, and bring on civil commotion. Tired at length of anarchy, or want of government, they may take shelter in the arms of monarchy for repose and security.”

    “When a man unprincipled in private life, desperate [hugely wealthy] in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may ‘ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.’”

    “No popular Government was ever without its Catilines & its Cæsars. These are its true enemies.”



    Alexander Hamilton was obsessed with the threat a presidency like Trump's poses for America
     
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    ...but George Washington was obsessed with the threat of a presidency like Obama’s...
    But then again perhaps Hamilton was as well, reading the above information so generously provided!


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    I am sure that poor Alexander Hamilton will now get brutally attacked by Trumpist minions. The whole constitutional system was arranged to avoid a warped president like Trump. The electoral college has been an abject failure and its results have been the opposite of what it was meant to do, i.e. save us from a man like Trump, but I digress..
     
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    yeah cause nothing is more despotic than giving the govt back to the people
     
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    LOL He lost the popular vote by 3,000,000.
     
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    Which has zero to do with what I said
     
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    You mean Obama right?
     
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    Hamilton was the father of big centralized govt .
     
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    And that mattered how exactly?

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    Good thing the Founders knew that morons would eventually outnumber thoughtful people so made sure that the thoughtful ones could still keep their voice. Sad for idiots, like you, but great for thinking people everywhere!
     
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