Friday, March 13, 2009

FFQF: Alexander Hamilton on the Fall of Republics

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FFQF: Alexander Hamilton on the Fall of Republics

5 Comments:

Cato said...

Your posts always leave me much informed. Excellent, excellent article!

And I am twice-blessed, because I completed my FFQF post in a timely manner!

Glad to hear of Mike B. I am looking forward to reading it.

akaGaGa said...

What incredibly sound words from Mr. Hamilton - and from Mr. Mulligan. Thank you for sharing both.

I'm sorry I didn't get to FFQF today. I'm fizzled now, but I'm hoping to finish it first thing in the morning. Forgive me, my friend.

historylover2 said...

Hey Herc! I'm loving the post this week, but maybe the fact that I'm an Alex H. fan ties into it. He was such a political genius! *sigh* We need him back today, so he can help us clean up the mess our government has become. He would definitely help us...after saying "I told you so," that is.

The point you made about how mankind can never create its own utopia is dead on. Many people today think they are more powerful than God and can create a perfect world without Him; so not true! Hopefully, one day things will change.

I know this is random, but today's post reminded me of this fact: I hate when people twist the Founders' words to make it sound like they weren't religious! Especially that quote by John Adams that's always misintepreted. I think it was "this would be the best of worlds if there were no religion in it," or something like that. All I know is that he wrote it in a letter and he did not mean that religion should be annihilated at all!

LOL, sorry I kind of rambled. I have a tendency to despise revisionist history. Someone else posted a FFQF? I'll have to check that out. Great job on the post once again!

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thanks to you all for reading and leaving your thoughtful comments.

Cato -- I'm glad that you liked the post, and that you were able to post yours on sched. today.

Jean -- Your welcome. :) I understand the fizzled part, don't feel bad about late postings. I'll be looking forward to it, though!

Historylover2 -- Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment. I don't mind rants, btw.

I tend to agree that "Hammy's" presence would do some good in our day, but I'm not sure that he could actually turn our country around. He seemed to have a difficult enough time keeping it one track while he was alive. To reiterate the point I made in my post, this is not a problem man can fix. Man must COOPERATE with the solution, yes, but the solution can't be found in man.

I WOULD like to see him give a humiliating scathe to the feds though ... :D But I guess Christ with His rod of iron would really give them a much-needed pasting.

I don't mind reasonable ramblings. In fact, I appreciate it when my readers' thinking is stimulated by my writing, and when they take the time to share it with me. So, feel free to ramble all you like. And I sympathize; revisionism gets me going too.

Happy FFQF!

akaGaGa said...

Refreshed and rejuvenated by a good night's sleep, I've gotten my FFQF posted:

http://akagaga.blogspot.com/2009/03/ffqf-american-battleground-justice-part.html

Have a blessed weekend, my friend.