Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,496
59%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: alexanderhamilton

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Alexander Hamilton's Prophetic Words in 1795

    11/12/2018 6:22:16 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 19 replies
    Biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Cernow | 11-12-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    Of late I have been reading Ron Cernow's excellent biography of Alexander Hamilton. I have just finished the period in Hamilton's life of his service as the first Secretary of the Treasury and he leaving to go back to private life. He is visiting his friend George Washington Parke Curtis, President Washington's grandson, when he sees a small copy of the U.S. Constitution. He then says this about the Constitution: "So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instrument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and...
  • Declinism: Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America

    08/08/2007 6:47:10 PM PDT · by Delacon · 39 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Hoover Institution ^ | August & September 2007 | Alan W. Dowd
    The worries and warnings come from across the political spectrum and across the oceans. New York Times critic Nicolai Ouroussoff calls America “an empire enthralled with its own power and unaware that it is fading.” Former Clinton administration official Charles Kupchan concludes that “American primacy is already past its peak.” According to Joseph Nye, who served under Presidents Carter and Clinton, America’s “soft power — its ability to attract others by the legitimacy of U.S. policies and the values that underlie them — is in decline.” Peggy Noonan, speechwriter for the most optimistic of presidents, Ronald Reagan, asserts that “in...
  • Brett Kavanaugh stares down his critics as he finally gets his say at chaotic SCOTUS confirmation...

    09/04/2018 3:03:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sep 4, 2018 | Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter and David Martosko For Dailymail.com and Francesca Chambers F
    FULL TITLE: Brett Kavanaugh stares down his critics as he finally gets his say at chaotic SCOTUS confirmation - as 70 are arrested and howling protesters dressed as Handmaids force his daughters to be escorted out for their own safety Brett Kavanaugh vows to be an 'umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter' on the Supreme Court as the first day of his confirmation hearing was disrupted by protesters and Democrats alike. 'A good judge must be an umpire—a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy,' Kavanaugh told senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon,...
  • Hate Unconstitutional Government? Blame Hamilton

    10/07/2017 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Brion McClanahan
    Donald Trump made a lot of hay on the campaign trail by decrying the foreign adventurism of previous administrations. Trump positioned himself as the righteous outsider ready to rein in the executive overreach of his predecessors. None of that began with Barack Obama or George W. Bush, but Americans with short historical memories readily identified illegal and ill-advised wars as a major problem in America, particularly since some of those wars were often carried on without any congressional input. See Obama in Libya for example. But what if the problem of executive overreach in foreign policy began long before either...
  • Hamiltonian Welfare

    04/11/2017 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    How do you justify entitlement spending under the Constitution? Two words: Alexander Hamilton. Apparently, he’s the only politically correct Founding Father. Don't expect any Broadway shows to open any time soon with titles such as "Adams!," "Madison!," "Jefferson!" or "Washington!" "A Hamiltonian reading of the Constitution is where we're at right now," Greg Weiner of Assumption College said at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Dallas on April 1, 2017. The Philadelphia Society is a group of conservative intellectuals formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964. Indeed, here's what Hamilton (!) himself had to say...
  • Alexander Hamilton Wouldn’t Approve of a Terrorist’s Clemency

    01/21/2017 9:14:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/20/2017 | JOE CONNOR
    Although overshadowed by the clemency bestowed on Chelsea Manning, on Tuesday the news broke that President Obama was commuting the sentence of Oscar López Rivera. The push to release the terrorist had been a cause célèbre in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Latin America for years. He counts among his supporters New York Mayor Bill de Blasio,
  • A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

    12/19/2016 6:33:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-19-2016 | MOTUS
    Well, today’s the day. The Electoral College will vote to officially instate Donald J. Trump as the duly elected President Elect of the United States. Despite the impassioned pleas from the likes of Joy Behar, Michael Moore, Martin Sheen and Hot Lips Houlihan. Suddenly these constitutional scholars are experts on the machinations if the Electoral College.  Let’s remember that the only distinct skill of an actor is their ability to convincingly read lines written by somebody else.If they understand the words and the context they can reinforce the words with emotive behaviors. If they don’t understand the words, well, that’s...
  • Federal Agencies & Standing Armies

    08/19/2016 1:41:44 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    http://articlevblog.com/ ^ | August 19th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Alexander Hamilton, a man tagged in modern times with authoritarian inclinations, left no doubt what the sovereign people were to do in the face of ongoing oppression. The great vehicle of oppression to enforce tyranny in the 17th and 18th centuries was a king’s standing army. For centuries after the Norman Conquest, the prerogative of English kings to raise armies was nearly unlimited. This ages-old right, of which Spanish and French kings shared, did not end in England until the close of the Glorious Revolution in 1688. Subsequent to a 1689 Bill of Rights, English kings needed the consent of...
  • The Framers’ President

    07/26/2016 2:13:51 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | July 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The pull of democracy often overwhelms societies. As men are naturally drawn to the scent of a woman, passion instead of reason lures societies toward all power to the people. Why shouldn’t our representatives, senators and presidents be popularly elected? Because democracy isn’t perfume but rather a poison that terminates in tyranny. The electoral process of Article II was designed to avoid a popularly derived president. In a recent post I showed how the Framers designed their presidential election process around two goals. First, only men of national stature, wisdom, experience and virtue would be considered. Second, the winner would...
  • Forgotten History: How American Presidents From Washington To Lincoln Agree (Shortened)

    06/27/2016 3:00:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In recent decades, a revisionist history of American trade policy has developed an almost religious status in Washington D.C. In this context, the candidacy of Donald Trump has been presented as a deviation from America’s historic “free trade” policy when, in fact, America was founded on Alexander Hamilton’s protectionist economic system whose greatest defenders would become Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party.
  • Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate

    06/13/2016 4:23:19 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 18 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/13/2016 | Michael Paulson
    “Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical. The prize capped an amazing season for the show, a smash hit that has been sold out from the start, captivating audiences and the broader culture through its use of today’s sounds and a largely nonwhite cast to explore America’s revolutionary origins and their contemporary relevance.
  • Hamilton cast 'will not use prop guns in Tony Awards performance' in the wake of Orlando...

    06/12/2016 2:32:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | June 12, 2016 | CLAIRE RUTTER
    Tonight at the Tony Awards, the Hamilton cast will not be using their prop firearms when they take to the stage, according to a new report. The cast have consciously decided not to use the musket props during their highly-anticipated performance following the tragic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning that left 50 people dead."Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight's ceremony to them."
  • Washington and Hamilton – The Alliance That Formed America

    05/15/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christoper N, Malagisi
    In a gripping new look at the important relationship between American founders George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams – authors of the new book Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Formed America, tell the story below of the American founding, which would not have been possible without this grand alliance.  While many historians focus on the friendship and alliance of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Washington and Hamilton reminds us why America would truly not be the prosperous country it is today without this special alliance.Congratulations Stephen & Tony on the paperback release of your new book: Washington and...
  • Trump The Hamiltonian: 8 Words That Tell You Donald Trump Is Serious About American Jobs (Shortened)

    05/09/2016 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9,2016 | James P. Pinkerton
    Only rarely does water flow uphill, do clocks run backwards, or does hell freeze over. And it’s even more rare when an MSM-er doesn’t trash Donald Trump. Michael Hirsh is a certifiably blue-chip establishment journalist: His resume includes stints at Newsweek and National Journal, and he is now the national editor at Politico.
  • Do Not Weep for Andrew Jackson

    04/21/2016 8:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2016 | by DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    Politico reports that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is set to announce that Alexander Hamilton will get a reprieve and remain on the $10 bill, while Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20, and Treasury will make other changes including “putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil-rights era leaders and other important moments in American history into the $5 bill” while relocating Jackson to less desirable real estate (his own Trail of Tears, one might say) on the back of the $20. There are a few...
  • What Andrew Jackson did.

    09/24/2008 7:51:47 AM PDT · by crz · 10 replies · 2,179+ views
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson | 9-24-08 | me
    Opposition to the National Bank Main article: Second Bank of the United States Democratic cartoon shows Jackson fighting the monster Bank. "The Bank," Jackson told Martin Van Buren, "is trying to kill me, but I will kill it!"The Second Bank of the United States was authorized for a twenty year period during James Madison's tenure in 1816. As President, Jackson worked to rescind the bank's federal charter. In Jackson's veto message (written by George Bancroft), the bank needed to be abolished because: It concentrated the nation's financial strength in a single institution. It exposed the government to control by foreign...
  • Jackson Loses the Battle of Political Correctness

    04/23/2016 10:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In many of our history books today, Christopher Columbus did not discover America, instead he was a ruthless white European marauder who brutalized peaceful indigenous people and helped spread disease among their midst. This type of historical revisionism was on full display this week when one of our greatest Presidents and military heroes, Andrew Jackson, was removed from the front of the $20 bill. Eventually, he will be featured on the back of the bill, while the image of Harriet Tubman, an African American slave who escaped and led hundreds of other slaves to freedom, will adorn the front. These...
  • Hamilton Wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize

    04/18/2016 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    Playbill ^ | 4/18/2016 | ROBERT VIAGAS
    Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the story of “ten-dollar Founding Father without a father” Alexander Hamilton, was named winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It joins an exclusive club of just eight other musicals that have won the prestigious award since it was founded nearly a century ago. The Pulitzer, which is awarded to “a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life,” includes a $10,000 cash prize. Finalists were Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and The Humans by Stephen Karam. This year's Drama Pulitzer jury consisted of...
  • Jack Lew nears decision to keep Hamilton on front of $10 bill, put a woman on the $20

    04/16/2016 9:02:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2016 | Kevin Liptak and Antoine Sanfuentes
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton's face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday. Lew announced last summer that he was considering redesigning the $10 bill to include the portrait of a woman. The decision to make the historic change at the expense of Hamilton drew angry rebukes from fans of the former Treasury Secretary. The pro-Hamilton movement gained steam after the smash success of the hip-hop Broadway musical...
  • Hamilton May Stay on the $10 Bill, Thanks to Help From Broadway

    03/17/2016 8:33:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michael Paulson
    Has “Hamilton” saved Hamilton? Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” said on Wednesday that he had received assurances from Jacob J. Lew, secretary of the Treasury, that admirers of Alexander Hamilton would not be disappointed by a forthcoming redesign of the $10 bill. Mr. Lew has said that he wanted to add a woman’s image to that bill, which now features Hamilton’s portrait. That plan has won support from many, but there have also been complaints from those who don’t want to see Hamilton, the country’s first Treasury secretary, replaced.