Skip to comments.Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant
Posted on 11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST by Pyro7480
On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury."
Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during the student election, who is also the president of the Fresno State College Republicans, the CNN host displayed sympathy for the college student: "This is kind of a classic though, isn't it, really? I mean, you've the college Republican versus the illegal immigrant, and it's kind of a classic clash, you know, that corresponds to this immigration debate we're having in this country. And clearly, when you put a human face on the illegal immigrant, it's a different story. I mean, nobody wants to punish this young 22-year-old."
...Actually, Hamilton came to New York City from the British West Indies in 1774 to study at King College, which was renamed Columbia University after the American War for Independence. Of course, New York was still a British colony at this point, so the young Hamilton didn't "come through the back door."
More importantly, Hamilton didn't write the Constitution- that credit generally goes to James Madison....
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
They can make up any ‘facts’ they so please.
C’mon now give her some credit, she at least had a correct name from the correct time period.....just because the lefty college she attended taught alternative history, at least she wasn’t saying some mooslem guy wrote the constitution......
"Romney's grandparents were polygamous Mormons who fled the United States with their children because of the federal government's opposition to polygamy. His maternal grandfather was Helaman Pratt (18461909), who presided over the Mormon mission in Mexico City before moving to the state of Chihuahua and who was the son of original Mormon apostle Parley P. Pratt (18071857). Romney's uncle Rey L. Pratt (18781931) would in the 1920s play a major role in the preservation and expansion of the Mormon presence in Mexico and in its introduction to South America. Romney's parents were Gaskell Romney (18711955), who was not polygamous, and Anna Amelia Pratt; they married in 1895 in Mexico. A more distant kinsman was George Romney (17341802), a noted portrait painter in Britain during the last quarter of the 18th century.
George Wilcken Romney was thus born in the Mexican state of Chihuahua
one of the Mormon colonies in Mexico on July 8, 1907.
NO MORE INELIGIBLE CANDIDATES
Doing that homework on Wikipedia again, Kathleen?
If she had 50% more brain power, she’d be a half-wit.
Hamilton was a Royalist
palm to forehead...
She’s grasping at straws...
or snorting the green room candy with Eliot with them.
A British subject born to British subjects on British soil moves to another patch of British soil and he is an "immigrant"?
Parker is a stupid b!tch.
Watch her blame her researchers for this huge gaffe.
Royalist? He was Washington’s aide-de-camp. I think you mean he was a monarchist.
Yet he risked his life to end monarchical government and replace it with republican government?
Think before you type.
What an idiot.
No wonder the boy ain’t right!
What would you expect from anybody stupid enough to sit next to Eliot Spitzer?
Which would be a repetition of Jefferson's slander against Hamilton.
Parker is a fake conservative wit ha fake “mind.”