Alexander Hamilton: Clamors mistaken for patriotism

“There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.”

—Alexander Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton: Tyranny and deformity

β€œIt has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny, their figure deformity.”

—Alexander Hamilton.