Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton, (1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury

Alexander Hamilton Quote

“To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.”

Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
~ Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, The Examination, No. 9 (January 18, 1802).

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Mike, Norwalk

Constitutionally speaking, there is a huge difference between immigration and citizenship. At constitutional law, The individual States have authority over immigration  the federal government has authority over citizenship. In a closed system such as a bounded nation, there is always a premise for existence.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Mike, Norwalk 9/18/23

I remember contemplating this quote when it first was introduced here. I didn't know whether I should put 5 stars or 5 thumbs down. If the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land hadn't morphed into such a socialistic theocracy, the quote would have to receive a minimum of 5 thumbs down. By example: All human beings are children, sovereigns and heirs to the Patriarch and King of the Universe - thus, each and every, any and all have the same / equal rights as any other (no matter the national origin). Citizenship to the de jure States united does NOT imply or give individual sovereignty, inalienable rights or liberty at the laws of nature and of nature’s God as all such is a faculty of birth.

Also, admitting foreigners indiscriminate citizenship is NOT an issue of giving rights but rather, allowing a personal responsibility in participating with a body politic's lawful (nature’s law) direction. The citadel of our liberty and sovereignty is NOT dependent on our country BUT - are rather a faculty of birth.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk 9/23/23

Before the creation of the "US citizen" after the War Between the States, people were recognized as citizens of the State in which they were born or naturalized.  Americans need remember that each state is sovereign, not subservient to the rule of Washington DC.  Each state is a republic.  Each county within a state is a republic.  This is how a republican form of government is formed.

Let us return to true republican governance, the citizen being sovereign over himself/herself from which the power of representative government is derived.  Each state has a Constitution establishing a republican form of representative government  not so-called 'democracy.'  This point can never be hammered home enough.

E Archer, NYC

Grecian horse indeed!  To become an American is to renounce the ways of tyranny from which most have escaped.  Socialism doesn't work any where else, we don't have to let it in here.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Baloney, you welcome all to United States of America with open hearts and open minds. We are a curious nation and wonder about other ways and practices.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 9/23/23

I cannot even begin to tell you how absolutely wrong you are, Fred... what would be the point?


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