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When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits—despotic in his ordinary demeanour—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion—to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day—It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may “ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”
Alexander Hamilton – 1792 – one of the founding fathers of the USA
“His words go beyond prescient. They make us think that he is a time traveler who had actually just seen the world in 2017 and was writing about it.”
Misuse of historic quotes by using them out of context, changing them or only using part of them is not a new issue but still concerning.
This article talks about about this and the above quote.
Not to Be THAT Guy, but This Alexander Hamilton Quote is Basically About Trump
By Paste Staff | March 13, 2017