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
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That’s what I get for following in the long FR tradition of responding to a post before reading all of them.
Let me make up something ~ Kathleen Parker regularly does an “old fashioned” just for Elliot Spitzer. Keeps him calm on a day to day basis.
Thug politics go back thousands of years, but the organizational skills Burr brought to Tammany Hall let the Hall pretty much run NYC politics for close to 100 years.
On the other hand, Burr set a lot of the Senatorial protocol that continues to this day. When Burr stepped down at the end of his term and gave his farewell speech to the Senate many members were in tears.
Hamilton was practically begging Burr to kill him and Burr obliged.
Just for the sake of personal honor he'd probably shot all of them if he could have gotten away with it.
If there are corrections, note them somewhere.
They claim Adams defended a British soldier who killed Americans at the Boston Massacre. One problem, the Boston Massacre took place in 1770 and the trial was in the King's Court, with Adams an attorney admitted to the King's bar - 6 years before the Declaration of Independence. So at the time Adams was representing a fellow countryman who himself was serving their common country.
Exactly the type of ignorance and lies I would expect from an ObamaCon who whored herself (politically, of course) to Spitzer and CNN.
Hamilton wanted a strong executive. He was not a Royalist. He was expelled from Kings College for anti-royalist activities. He fought and bled for this country in the American revolution. He is the reason we had a strong currency for 200 years. And he died to protect this country from ambitious traitors like Burr.
Jefferson was the original salon liberal. A slave-holding Jacobin. Hamilton distrusted mobs. So did Washington.
It’s not like he spent 8 years fighting for this country after being expelled from college for anti-British activities or anything. It’s not like Hamilton was willing to become a pariah in supporting Aristocratic prinicples to ensure taht both Aristocratic and Democratic principles existed in our Constitution, thus preventing us from becoming the type of Jacobin state taht the Slavocrat Jefferson supported. And its not like Hamilton was killed by Aaron Burr because he prevented the ambitious future traitor from becoming President and Governor of NY.
Hamilton was turned down for admission to the College of New Jersey because he did not know classical Greek. He got his revenge at the Battle of Princeton.
With or without the Revolution America was going to far outdo the old homeland ~ if it hadn't have happened we'd probably have reverted the UK back to sheep farms and oak lots for the pigs ~ like it oughta' be.
As long as she doesn’t say that sitting next to Barney Frank.......
I was talking about turning it all into a park and simply shipping everybody into the Brit dominion in North America.
There were, of course, elements in the industrial revolution that were peculiar to UK, but it began in Belgium more than a century earlier.
Worse than that:
“Parker grew up in Winter Haven, Florida, graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1969, and attended Converse College before transferring to Florida State University where she majored in Spanish Literature. She also holds a Master’s degree in the subject from Florida State.”
I guess Spanish majors don’t have to study American History down south.
Isn’t Winter Haven where the circus hangs out? ;)
The Burr-Hamilton controversy was about NYC and votes their service with Washington is enshrined but the 80% who fought in the Milita with Sullivan is ignored.
My daughter was a Converse Connie.
You may want to check your dates (I just did). Wallonia, Belgium was the birth place of the IR on the continent but decades after England... and with much of it do to an Englishman John Cockerill.
I’m with you on this one.
Hamilton was highly concerned that the American Revolution would disintegrate in exactly the way the French Revolution did, and he fought to keep it from happening. He seems, so far, to have been successful.
Hamilton was the original “America is a Republic not a Democracy” guy. Why so many who claim to his position despise him is a mystery to me.
God sent both to balance centralized government and mob rule.
Next, they’ll be telling us that Crispus Attucks was killed by Tea Partiers.
Education in public schools could be the cause.
I myself used to think highly of Hamilton, because of what I'd been taught in school, plus Burr's reputation as a scoundrel which was well-documented on teevee and elsewhere.
Little did I know, then, that Hamilton was not quite in the tradition of other founders. Like, he might have been the original elitist, a member of "the ruling class" recently brought to the public's attention by Dr. Angelo Codevilla in his magnificent book.
You may want to browse (or buy) this recent critique of Hamilton for a contrarian view of one of the most misunderstood men of the nation's founding. It could change your opinion of him.
He may have died young, but his vision of government did not die with him.
Memo to moron Parker: Hamilton wrote some of the Federalist Papers. He did not write any of the Constitution. As for his immigration status, it is irrelevant since he became an American before we had a country, much less a Naturalization Act.
This is what happens when you let a menopausal liberal female drive.
Ever hear the phrase "Not worth a Continental?" What do you suppose it meant? How do you suppose the Founders rectified the lethal problem?
You don't have to answer just think for a change instead of sucking down idiot sound bites and spewing up their half-digested remains.
Another confirmation that although ignorance can be fixed, there is no cure for stupid.
On an international news and political commentary program?
How long has this bimbo been on national TV?
No, I won't waste my time googling her.
I’m quite familiar with the whole Jefferson/Hamilton argument. On the whole, I lean towards Hamilton.
Jefferson was a repulsive person in private and public life. While he wrote a great deal about courage, honor and honesty, he did not live up to his ideals, and does not seem to have made much effort to do so.
One example. For most of his life Jefferson talked a great game about the evils of slavery. Yet he made no effort to live his life in a way that would allow him to free his slaves when he died. Instead he lived extravagantly and died deeply in debt. Almost all his slaves, despite his having made the empty gesture of freeing them in his will, had to be sold to pay the estate’s debts, including splitting up families.
Jefferson, while writing the greatest words in human history extolling liberty, made absolutely no effort to live his life in accordance with what he claimed as his ideals.
Meanwhile, George Washington, who spent a great deal less time mouthing off about the importance of human liberty, spent the last years of his life planning and arranging that his slaves would not only be freed but would be provided for during the difficult transition to freedom.
You also might be interested in the little known fact that John Adams spent the last years of his life moving in the opposite political direction from the rest of the country, winding up with even greater attachment to the monarchical and aristocratic principles of goverment than Hamilton.
Thomas Paine, who arguably had as much to do with the success of the revolution as any man other than Washington, arrived in the same year, 1774, direct from the UK.
Alas, those were not efforts that turned into a sustained industrial development over a broad area ~ just advances in engineering applications.
You're not referring to the invention of the submarine with screen doors, are you?
Ils sont Belges, alors!
Sorry, if anyone was ‘slandered’ it was Thomas Jefferson. Hamilton’s fondness for the Crown is irrefutable.
Post 132 - Utter lies.
Thanks for your brilliant evidence-based rebuttal.
Be that as it may, Hamilton gave not a flip about the rights of the States. Just look at the plan he introduced at the Convention, which sank like a stone, and whose lack of support caused him thereafter to remain practically silent at the Convention. he did, of course, use his great argumentative skills to defend the plan arrived at by the Convention, and joined with Madison to set the new government on a firm foundation. But within a year, the two had split over the issue of the central bank, which Madison and Jefferson believed anathema to the liberties of the States.
The first extensive use of machinery was in the Low Countries during our Middle Ages. I have read there were more of them in the Netherlands than in all China at the time. They were a necessary part of the war against the sea. If we were as good at this game as the Dutch, Katrina would have not overwhelmed New Orleans or the Gulf Coast. Next time you are in the Netherlands, take a tour of them. As impressive in their way as the Great Wall of China.
I’ve seen the place. The modern seacoast barriers are of RECENT origin BTW.
She is insane
Gouverneur Morris wrote the Constitution. Hamilton was on the Committee on Style as well. Hamilton was more responsible for its creation and ratification than any other many being the first to call for a new constitution and then writing two thirds of the Federalist which argued for its acceptance.
He also led the NY Ratification Convention to ratify despite the fact that the political opposition led by Gov. Clinton had a two thirds majority initially against it.
It was not an accident that despite not being born in a colony Hamilton was made eligible to be president. He came to this country probably in October of 1772. Thus, he resided here more than the 14 yrs required to be eligible for the presidency as specified in the Constitution.
He was the chief aide to Washington during almost the whole of the Revolutionary War and was like the son George never had. He trusted Hamilton more than any man.
Outside of Washington Hamilton was the most remarkable of the Revolutionary generation and was as responsible as anyone for the great initial success of the new nation. A great American Hero.
You know nothing of Hamilton from that 100% false remark.
Tom “The Liar” Jefferson did a number on the far greater man which has ruined his reputation for over 200 yrs. Of course, he also did a number on the asshat who killed him too. He was a mountain of duplicity a true Democrat.
He was only speaking of the functional role of the Executive.
He never proposed a nobility or inherited Executive and repeatedly said that a monarchy was foreign to the spirit of the American people. Jeffersonian slanders made the ridiculous claim that H. was a monarchist. His press liars ran with it.
As for Thomas DiLorenzo, don't make me laugh. He despises Hamilton, but as a paleoconservative he likes economic protectionism, except when it was supported by Lincoln. He claims to be part of an old tradition, when paleoconservatism was created in the 1980s in protest to Mel Bradford not becoming director of the NEH. Thomas DiLorenzo lives in a sounding chamber of lunacy where Hamilton = Lincoln = Roosevelt = Obama.
Hamilton is the reason Washington DC exists. Madison saw it burned under his administration because he failed to heed Hamilton and Washington’s warnings.
Parker is an imbecilic ignorant twit
Hamilton came into a British colony (New York) before the United States of America even existed.
Are you also asserting Romney is not a citizen of the United States?