Joyanna Adams

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Alexander Hamilton’s REAL Legacy

Nobody Remembers

In the book, Adams VS Jefferson, The Tumultuous Election of 1800, by John Ferling, you can’t help but notice how LITTLE has changed since the two-party system in our country first emerged.

In that election, John Adams first term was coming to an end. Rather than go into how the Federalists (the early republicans) and the Republican Party (the early democrats) played the very same power moves that we are seeing today, I just want to show you some of Alexander Hamilton’s words that were reported in his newspapers to affect the outcome of the election.

Adams, Jefferson, Pinckney, and Burr were running. It was a different system back then, but the nastiness of politics, were certainly almost as vicious as they are today.

You must read the book to be amazed at how little has changed in the “corruption” department. Hamilton wanted Adams to NOT be reelected…and not Burr either. He formed the party and organized the election with back deals and incredible energy and manipulation.

Here’s a paragraph from the book: Notice…I put the red inked words into emphasis. 

In October Hamilton had brutishly labeled Adams “unfit” to be president. (Gee, sound familiar?)  In January he characterized Burr as “the most unfit man in the U.S. of the office of President.” As to Burr there is nothing in his “favor.” Burr was “without Scruple,” a morally bankrupt and “unprincipled…voluptuary” who would plunder the country. He was dangerously ambitious, and when his enterprise was combined both with his daring and his “infinite art cunning and address,” Burr had the potential to become a deadly menace. What Burr sought, Hamilton insisted, was “permanent power.” And if he became president, he might destroy the Constitution and erect in its stead a “system….sufficient to serve his own turn.” Put Burr in the President’s House, Hamilton maintained, and the inevitable result would be “Disgrace abroad and ruin at home,” for “If he had any theory it is that of simple despotism.” Hamilton confessed that as much as he would relish the opportunity to “contribute to the disappointment and mortification of Mr. Jefferson” whose democratic “politics are tinctured with fanaticism” and whose character was shot through with hypocrisy,” Burr was the one man he could not support. Jefferson was “able.” Burr was “dexterous”: Jefferson was “wise,” Burr was “cunning.”

Truly, you must wonder if our pundits of CNN and MSNBC etc. are taking the words right out of Hamilton’s mouth to use, they are so devoid of their own. They love the guy so much for giving them these phrases I now wonder if they are in the black play about Hamilton that is going around the country, and if the play is written so that everyone will think that Trump is evil, like Burr was to Hamilton. Also, that’s WHY the black cast. They wanted the blacks to come out and get their “Trump” hatred rewriten history lesson.

Anybody out there seen it? I have NOT read a single thing about it, so I can just imagine. I could be wrong, but…I doubt it.

I only wanted to show here, that we have heard these VERY same words come from so many of the democratic politicians of today about President Trump. I wouldn’t doubt if Hamilton used the word ‘deplorable’ too.

Adams was like President Trump. Independent of party, even though he was a Federalist. There WERE no parties when Adams became the second president. Hamilton truly was the John McCain/Jim Comey of that time. He preferred Jefferson, even though Jefferson was not a federalist, because Hamilton believed that once Jefferson was in office, he could control him.

It’s an interesting read…and it is amazing that subterfuge, corruption, lies and propaganda to gain the Presidency, started back with the formation of the two parties in the election of 1800.

What you come away with, the first two American presidents truly WERE moral.

After that, it was…politics as usual.

And how often do we here that this party fighting is unprecedented.

Give me a break. If you truly believe that I’ve got a ticket to Hamilton that I will sell you.

I hear they’ll going for $500.

May 3, 2018 - Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | , , ,

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