• “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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  • “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.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “War, like most other things, is a science to be acquired and perfected by diligence, by perserverance, by time, and by practice.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “Of all the cares or concerns of government, the direction of war most peculiarly demands those qualities which distinguish the exercise of power by a single hand. The direction of war implies the direction of the common strength; and the power of directing and employing the common strength, forms a usual and essential part in the definition of the executive authority.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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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. It might be demonstrated that the most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “The Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and that wherever there is an evident opposition, the laws ought to give place to the Constitution.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1794)
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  • “Measures which serve to abridge the free competition of foreign Articles, have a tendency to occasion an enhancement of prices.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1791)
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  • “The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they intrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion or to every transient impulse which the people may receive from the arts of men, who flatter their prejudices to betray their interests.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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