• “Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “The present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1802)
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  • “The prosperity of commerce is now perceived and acknowledged by all enlightened statesmen to be the most useful as well as the most productive source of national wealth, and has accordingly become a primary object of its political cares.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1790)
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  • “Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1793)
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  • “As on the one hand, the necessity for borrowing in particular emergencies cannot be doubted, so on the other, it is equally evident that to be able to borrow upon good terms, it is essential that the credit of a nation should be well established.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1790)
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  • “It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “The ingredients which constitute energy in the Executive are, first, unity; secondly, duration; thirdly, an adequate provision for its support; fourthly, competent powers. … The ingredients which constitute safety in the republican sense are, first, a due dependence on the people, secondly, a due responsibility.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1793)
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