Alexander Hamilton Calls Out Donald Trump

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There’s an excerpt from a letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1792 going around the social media world that disturbingly looks like it was addressed to Mr Trump. Allow me to do my small bit to make sure as many people who can, will see it…

The truth unquestionably is, that the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the Country is, by flattering the prejudices of the people, and exciting their jealousies and apprehensions, to throw affairs into confusion, and bring on civil commotion. Tired at length of anarchy, or want of government, they may take shelter in the arms of monarchy for repose and security.

Those then, who resist a confirmation of public order, are the true Artificers of monarchy—not that this is the intention of the generality of them. Yet it would not be difficult to lay the finger upon some of their party who may justly be suspected. When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”’

Okay, I’m not so sure that part about “obsessed of considerable talents” except for self-promotion and monetizing that ability. Still, pretty much every other word… And, last, for my friends on the right who think they can ride this tiger without being eaten…

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