• “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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  • “The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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  • “To judge from the history of mankind, we shall be compelled to conclude that the fiery and destructive passions of war reign in the human breast with much more powerful sway than the mild and beneficent sentiments of peace; and that to model our political systems upon speculations of lasting tranquillity would be to calculate on the weaker springs of human character.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1788)
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  • “There are certain social principles in human nature, from which we may draw the most solid conclusions with respect to the conduct of individuals and of communities. We love our families more than our neighbors; we love our neighbors more than our countrymen in general. The human affections, like solar heat, lose their intensity as they depart from the centre.” ~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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  • “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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  • “The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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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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  • “To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1791)
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  • “Government implies the power of making laws. 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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