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  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part III

    02/18/2019 1:11:43 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 2 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 18th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: The Federal Convention June 1st – June 6th. “I do not see the danger of the states being devoured by the national government. On the contrary, I wish to keep them from devouring the national government” – James Wilson (PA) In this and the next squib I’ll examine the Convention debates with an eye out for proposals and ideas that strike us today as less than supportive of republican, limited government. We’ll find, probably in Part V, that Alexander Hamilton’s June 18th sketch of another framework of government was not as radical in comparison as his modern detractors believe....
  • This Day in History: Alexander Hamilton, the Federalist Papers, & the Constitution

    10/27/2018 5:41:37 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | 10/27/2018 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1787, “Publius” publishes an essay defending the Constitution in several New York newspapers. Publius?! Publius who? Most modern Americans have never heard of him. How unfortunate. The collection of works written by Publius was critical to the establishment of our Constitution. We’ve been living with our Constitution for so long that it can be easy to forget what things were like before. Perhaps you know that the Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787. But do you know what happened afterwards? Criticism began popping up almost immediately! Anonymous authors railed against the proposal...
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part II

    02/11/2019 1:17:44 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 11th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On Saturday July 7th 1787, Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania asked the Federal Convention, “What if all the Charters & Constitutions of the States were thrown into the fire, and all their demagogues into the ocean. What would it be to the happiness of America?” Such was the widespread contempt of the conduct of the states after only six years of the Articles of Confederation (Articles). Morris encountered no push-back, no scorn in return from his fellow delegates. This squib is in response to some of the Hamilton-Haters I’ve come across over the years, those who variously accuse Hamilton of advocating...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 3:19:44 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers | Fox News
    A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection. The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution. “It would seem from the public Gazettes that the...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 2:55:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers
    A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection. The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution. “It would seem from the public Gazettes that the...
  • Historians irked by musical 'Hamilton' escalate their duel

    02/04/2019 6:07:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2019 | Mark Kennedy
    Ever since the historical musical "Hamilton" began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they're escalating their fight.
  • At the Puerto Rico theater that ‘Hamilton’ left behind, disappointment stands center stage

    01/15/2019 2:27:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/14/19 | Jessica Gelt
    **SNIP** After more than a year of planning by university administration, students and show producers, “Hamilton” announced on Dec. 21 — less than a month before opening night — that it was relocating the production to Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, the cultural center about five miles away, to avoid the threat of union unrest and campus protests over rising fees. On Dec. 27, crews came to remove the sets that had been in place for much of the month. Three days later, all that remained were the light post banners proudly trumpeting a show that no longer...
  • What Puerto Ricans are saying about "HAMILTON" in Puerto Rico (sample)

    01/13/2019 9:01:36 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    El Nuevo Dia Facebook page ^ | 1/11/19 | Newspaper source
    As you know, Nancy Pelosi and about 40 House Democrats and/or Lobbyists are in Puerto Rico enjoying the lovely weather and Hamilton, which the average Puerto Rican cannot afford to attend. Below (in the comments section), I’ve translated some of the comments from the Puerto Rican people made in El Nuevo Día Facebook page. The large majority upset that such spectacle is being presented on the island. COMMENTS: LUTY: “Who is Hamilton? I know the story of Christopher Columbus! Long Live Spain!” NELSON: “Does anyone know if crime has lowered because this play is being shown in Puerto Rico?” DIOSELINA:...
  • Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see 'Hamilton' (T)

    01/13/2019 9:00:06 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/2019 | Louis Casiano |
    Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend -- with their families and lobbyists -- for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.” Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan also planned to meet Saturday with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, according to a report. “This year’s winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members...
  • Dozens of Democrats Flock to Puerto Rico for ‘Hamilton’ Broadway Show Amid Shutdown

    01/12/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/12/2019 | Ben Kew
    Dozens of Congressional Democrats flocked to Puerto Rico on Friday to watch the opening weekend of Hamilton amid the ongoing government shutdown, in a trip that organizers hope will allow them to lobby for additional federal funding to the impoverished island.
  • Went to the show "Hamilton" tonight and walked out. (Vanity)

    11/06/2018 8:38:08 PM PST · by tired&retired · 52 replies
    The Broadway show Hamilton is horrible Rap Music. If you are like me and can't stand angry Rap music, don't go.
  • Vanity: Why do people love the P.C. musical 'Hamilton'?

    10/26/2018 1:28:23 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 83 replies
    N/A ^ | 10/26/18 | BillyBoy
    I just had an argument with a Facebook friend who called me "closed minded" when I said I had zero interest in seeing the Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. She says she won't talk to me until I check out the show for myself instead of "pre-judging it" I told her that I know it getting universal acclaim, but after reading about concept, it sound really stupid...it appears the premise is "Let's intentionally cast ethnic minorities and women to play white men from the colonial era so 'modern audiences' can 'relate' to the story. I hate when they do that in movies...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him 'Hamilton' tickets

    10/25/2018 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were originally reported by the Tampa Bay Times, and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents, according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets came...
  • Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in 2016

    10/23/2018 2:42:07 PM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/2018 | Lawrence Mower
    Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raise new questions just two weeks before next month's election. The records include photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent, and they appear to refute what the mayor has said that trip and others. His campaign has maintained – and continued to maintain Tuesday – that Gillum believed the ticket came from his...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him Hamilton tickets

    10/23/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Fla.) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were original reported by the Tampa Bay Times and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets...
  • Prince Harry sings King George's line at Hamilton charity show

    08/30/2018 12:08:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 29, 2018 | Mark Savage
    The Duke of Sussex briefly burst into song at a charity performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday. Taking to the stage to thank the cast and crew, he sang a line from You'll Be Back - assuming the role of King George III, his sixth great-grandfather. But he cut the song after singing "You say..." Hamilton tells the story of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, and features King George III in a scene-stealing comic role - peacocking around the stage as he expresses disbelief and frustration at America's battle for independence. Lin Manuel Miranda told the audience how...
  • Comey attends ‘Hamilton’ performance, poses for photo with cast

    08/01/2018 7:41:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/18 | Aris Folley
    ormer FBI Director James Comey attended a performance of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” on Tuesday and had his photo taken with the cast. “Many thanks to the DC cast of “Hamilton” for their public service,” Comey said on Twitter after seeing the musical in Washington, D.C. “Great show. Great message,” the ex-FBI chief added, sharing a photo of him with the cast. Comey has been in the public eye recently with his nationwide book tour promoting his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” He may also find himself back on the hot seat on Capitol Hill pretty soon....
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton

    02/04/2019 12:53:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 4th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    During his short exile from Revolutionary France, the famously corrupt former French Foreign Minister, Talleyrand, glimpsed the ex-US Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, working by candlelight late at night. Talleyrand couldn’t comprehend why a former cabinet secretary, a finance secretary no less, had to work at all after almost six years in government. Despite his remarkable achievements, I’ve found that many Article V COS opponents unjustly vilify the man who, while impoverishing himself and family through government service, enriched his nation. The often unhinged hostility of these people and others are only surpassed by contemporary Trump Derangement Syndrome. Alexander Hamilton was...
  • Progressing the Constitution - The Ninth Amendment Part III

    12/16/2018 4:17:22 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | December 17th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Robert Yates & Alexander Hamilton Debate the Scotus. What happened to the Scotus? In this squib, we’ll find the Framers blameless for today’s runaway federal courts. Background. Under the British system, colonial court judges were appointed by, and served at the pleasure of, the Crown. The ninth indictment of George III in our Declaration charged him with making “judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their Offices, and the amount and Payment of their Salaries.” In a system in which the House of Lords was the supreme tribunal, colonial defendants logically feared political influence against them...
  • No comic turn at next White House correspondents' dinner

    11/19/2018 3:57:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11/19/18 | afp
    Washington (AFP) - The White House correspondents' dinner will break with tradition next year and forgo a comedian as its featured speaker, opting instead for a historian best known for his biographies of Alexander Hamilton and two former US presidents. The decision came after stand-up Michelle Wolf delivered a controversial star turn this year -- mercilessly sending up White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who was seated on the dais with her. So on April 27, 2019, the guest speech at the black tie gala will come from historian and biographer Ron Chernow, who is best known for his book...