Study Madison, that is what he wanted.... Hamilton was the big government advocate.
posted on 05/23/2010 11:23:48 AM PDT
("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
I've studied them both. Hamilton and Madison conspired in the early days. They had a big meeting in MA, I forget the name of it. They worked together to line up support and secretly draft plans for their new consolidated government, and seized the moment in Philly to instigate it.
In some ways Madison comes off worse than Hamilton. At least Hamilton was big gov all the way and no doubt about it. Madison helped create the monster, then scurried around trying to undo what he'd just done, apparantly caught flatfooted by the very things the antifeds had warned about and Madison as Publius had mocked--implied powers, unaccountable judiciary, etc.
posted on 05/23/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT
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