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Tuesday, January 26, 2016


When the presidential election of 1800 went to the House, Alexander Hamilton supported his old enemy Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr.  His description of Burr applies to Donald Trump:
Mr. Jefferson, though too revolutionary in his notions, is yet a lover of liberty and will be desirous of something like orderly Government – Mr. Burr loves nothing but himself – thinks of nothing but his own aggrandizement – and will be content with nothing short of permanent power in his own hands – No compact, that he should make with any  passion in his breast except Ambition, could be relied upon by himself – How then should we be able to rely upon any agreement with him? Mr. Jefferson, I suspect will not dare much Mr. Burr will  dare every thing in the sanguine hope of effecting every thing –]