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Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant
NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan

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....

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To: Pyro7480

We need an image to post every time Kate Parker’s name comes up...


41 posted on 11/19/2010 1:38:27 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Soothesayer

I call it Bidenitis.


42 posted on 11/19/2010 1:39:19 PM PST by Post5203 (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing...Edmund Burke)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Best post of the day.


43 posted on 11/19/2010 1:40:43 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: wolfcreek

So Hamilton was anti-populist. Big deal.


44 posted on 11/19/2010 1:40:43 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: wolfcreek
Hamilton was an elitist, agent of European banks and the founding father of the Fed Reserve.

The Federal Reserve was created in 1913. Hamilton was the father of the First Bank of the United States (a fed forerunner)

45 posted on 11/19/2010 1:41:09 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: Sherman Logan

It was his economic position that was wrong.

See #35


46 posted on 11/19/2010 1:41:37 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“I can see 2012 from my cubicle...”

Trolling on company time? Beeee careful, the mother company is watching your every key stroke....


47 posted on 11/19/2010 1:42:27 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Pyro7480

Hamilton was a British subject and was entering another British colony that was open to British immigration.


48 posted on 11/19/2010 1:42:31 PM PST by tellw
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To: Pyro7480
"Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door

she said that sitting next to Elliot Spitzer???

49 posted on 11/19/2010 1:42:37 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: snoringbear
Trolling on company time? Beeee careful, the mother company is watching your every key stroke....

The Vast Machine. The Tabula.
50 posted on 11/19/2010 1:43:40 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Pyro7480

She graduated from one of those poison ivy league universities.

LLS


51 posted on 11/19/2010 1:43:53 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Pyro7480

Kathleen has lost whatever marbles she had left after she fell in love with Barack Obama....


52 posted on 11/19/2010 1:43:59 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Pyro7480

Even if her “Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant” quote were true, what are the political ramifications? Is she trying to say that because one illegal immigrant did something positive, we should:
a) Allow all illegal immigrants
b) Not criticize illegal immigrants
c) Allow them to be student body presidents

How does her premise actually work, using real logic instead of Oprah Winfrey logic?

Suppose 40 Mexicans snuck into this country illegally twenty years ago. Now, we learn that today, 40 of them are living quiet lives as bus boys, landscapers, etc. We learn that 9 of them are heavily involved in the narcotics trade. The last guy worked his way through medical school and is a famous surgeon who invented several life-saving techniques. What, exactly, do any of these hypothetical outcomes have to do with immigration policy and law enforcement?


53 posted on 11/19/2010 1:44:28 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Suppose 40 Mexicans snuck into this country illegally twenty years ago.

Duh. I meant fifty. It's hard to keep track.

54 posted on 11/19/2010 1:45:27 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (If not for the double standard, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Pyro7480

Well, you know, liberal leftists aren’t known for their knowledge of history - especially American history otherwise they may never have been leftists nor liberals. Those of us who chose to study our history lessons know the “isms” don’t work.


55 posted on 11/19/2010 1:46:11 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: NeoCaveman

The First bank was the way the Bank of England and other kept this country under their thumb. Today we have the Fed to make those decision on their behest .


56 posted on 11/19/2010 1:46:54 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: secret garden
Best post of the day.

Tks!!!

57 posted on 11/19/2010 1:47:08 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Pyro7480

So are Obama and the rest of the Progressives.

Yes, it’s a big deal.


58 posted on 11/19/2010 1:47:52 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: jimbo123

“Deport Pedro.”

Vote for Pedro.


59 posted on 11/19/2010 1:52:48 PM PST by Castigar
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To: metesky

He had a hair trigger on his pistol and to his regret had a premature discharge, from an Guns and Ammo. Needed Viagra.


60 posted on 11/19/2010 1:53:50 PM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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