• “Opinions . . . have been gradually gaining ground, which threaten the foundations of religion, morality, and society. An attack was first made upon the Christian revelation, for which natural religion was offered as the substitute. The Gospel was to be discarded as a gross imposture, but the being and attributes of God, the obligations of piety, even the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments, were to be retained and cherished.” ~Alexander Hamilton, in condemning the French Revolution’s attack on Christianity, 1799
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  • “The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1775)
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  • “There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least likely to resort to oppressive expedients, or sacrifice any particular class of citizens to the procurement of revenue.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “If duties are too high, they lessen the consumption; the collection is eluded; and the product to the treasury is not so great as when they are confined within proper and moderate bounds. This forms a complete barrier against any material oppression of the citizens by taxes of this class, and is itself a natural limitation of the power of imposing them.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “The standard of good behavior for the continuance in office … is certainly one of the most valuable of the modern improvements in the practice of government.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • It is the press which has corrupted out political morals – and it is to the press we must look for the means of our political regeneration.” ~Alexander Hamilton, Brief for People v. Croswell (1804)
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  • “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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