"The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice."
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
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It seems our government often believes that our liberties are a gift from that same government.
 -- cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    This in extreme contrast to the vile injustice of today's version of socialism illuminates a stark reality of ignorant servitude. Compelled compliance has replaced freedom, license entreats as chattel the sons and daughters of liberty, victimless crimes grossly violate humanity, theft of the labor's fruit enslaves the once noble sovereign, carnal gods usurpation of rights engenders an existence foreign to the laws of nature and of nature's God, etc., etc., etc.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Hamilton, who seems to embrace so well our Natural Liberty, opposes this Natural Liberty so well, through his banking affiliations with Britain !! Even Washington opposed the party system, and promoted policies of nonintervention. The hot seat of responsibility. Jefferson and Madison knowing well, who Hamilton was in bed with !! We live in the resulting mess of Northern industrialization through unnatural, corrupt banking practices unchecked.
     -- Ronw13, USA     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    1913 was the death knell of the integrity of the US economy....
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
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    Absolutely. But Hamilton screwed the people with the introduction of a central bank controlled by the same folks who controlled the central bank of England, and the rest of European central banks. What good is sovereignty if beholden to foreign powers?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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