Quote from Alexander Hamilton,
"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 (more quotes by Alexander Hamilton or books by/about Alexander Hamilton)
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
Founder, Nature, Law, Rights, Equality, Liberty, Justice, Integrity