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....
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We need an image to post every time Kate Parker’s name comes up...
I call it Bidenitis.
Best post of the day.
So Hamilton was anti-populist. Big deal.
The Federal Reserve was created in 1913. Hamilton was the father of the First Bank of the United States (a fed forerunner)
It was his economic position that was wrong.
“I can see 2012 from my cubicle...”
Trolling on company time? Beeee careful, the mother company is watching your every key stroke....
Hamilton was a British subject and was entering another British colony that was open to British immigration.
she said that sitting next to Elliot Spitzer???
She graduated from one of those poison ivy league universities.
Kathleen has lost whatever marbles she had left after she fell in love with Barack Obama....
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?
Duh. I meant fifty. It's hard to keep track.
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.
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 .
So are Obama and the rest of the Progressives.
Yes, it’s a big deal.
Vote for Pedro.
He had a hair trigger on his pistol and to his regret had a premature discharge, from an Guns and Ammo. Needed Viagra.
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