• “A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1775)
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  • “[The Judiciary] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” ~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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  • “In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” ~Alexander Hamilton (1787)
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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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “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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  • “When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense — to fight the government.” ~Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, No. 28.
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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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