Saturday, September 12, 2009

For Those Who Would Change the Wind

Alexander Hamilton
1755 - 1804

First United States Secretary of the Treasury

1789 - 1795

"Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike."


Anonymous said...

"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants."

Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, October 27, 1787

Anonymous said...

"The great leading objects of the federal government, in which revenue is concerned, are to maintain domestic peace, and provide for the common defense. In these are comprehended the regulation of commerce that is, the whole system of foreign intercourse; the support of armies and navies, and of the civil administration."

Alexander Hamilton, Remarks in the New York Ratifying Convention, June, 1788