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Alexander Hamilton on Conversion

“For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.”

— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 1

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June 28, 2007 · 1:48 am

Alexander Hamilton on Public Concern

“Has it not… invariably been found that momentary passions, and immediate interests, have a more active and imperious control over human conduct than general or remote considerations of policy, utility, or justice?”

— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 6

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June 27, 2007 · 10:04 pm

Alexander Hamilton on Government

“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.”

— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, No. 11

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June 27, 2007 · 6:10 pm