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

Alexander Hamilton Quote

“It may safely be received as an axiom in our political system, that the state governments will in all possible contingencies afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority.”

Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
~ Alexander Hamilton

Federalist # 28

Ratings and Comments

Ben, Orem, UT

Clever and flattering words coming from a man who sought the abolition of states' rights.

jim k, austin

State governments begging for "federal money" make this a joke.

Mike, Norwalk

This particular original intent would have held true if each of the now 50 nations would have been true to themselves, remained representatives of We The People, in face of adversity remained the primary sovereign protection of We The People, and simply - not sold out.

M. Brown, Florida

Doesn't sound like a federalist.

Waffler, Smith

State governments standing in the school house door made this a joke. City corruption in some states made this a joke. The corruption caught and prosecuted by the FBI and US Attorneys were the watch dogs not the states.

  • Reply
    Anonymous    4/28/09

    And now corruption in the federal government has made what little is left a laughingstock. It's time to hit the reset button.

    E Archer, NYC

    So they thought...

    Mike, Pleasant Hill

    States protecting their own sovereignty and rights for their people? After the ill-conceived 17th amendment that went out the window!

    Mary - MI
    • Reply
    Mary - MI    1/26/15

    Now we have to have the people use State Nullification's in order to get back their 10th Amendment protections from the courts who overstep their powers.

    cal, Lewisville, TX

    Mary is correct.

    E Archer, NYC

    It is impossible to maintain sovereignty without control of their own currency. Once the sovereign States were compelled to turn over all their gold (!!) in exchange for interest-bearing debt, the fix was in, and the perpetual bankruptcy of the republic was sealed. Unfortunately, Hamilton was instrumental in bringing about the first of several national banks that plunged the federal government into unpayable debt.

    Mike, Pleasant Hill

    You are so right Mr. Archer.


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