Alexander Hamilton 2017-07-13T06:25:10+00:00

ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S WORLDVIEW

These four quotes of Alexander Hamilton (Founding Father, first Secretary of the Treasury, author of many of the Federalist Papers) provide insight into his Biblical worldview – emphasis added.

Liberty is a gift of the Creator…

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice.”

“The Farmer Refuted”, February 23, 1775

 The sacred rights of mankind…

“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the Divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”

“The Farmer Refuted”, February 23, 1775

The finger of God…

“Whether the New Constitution, if adopted, will prove adequate to such desirable ends, time, the mother of events, will show.  For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system, which, without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.”

 “Letters of Caesar”, 1787, attributed to Alexander Hamilton.

Praise of Christianity…

“How clearly is it proved by this that the praise of a civilized world is justly due to Christianity;—war, by the influence of the humane principles of that religion, has been stripped of half its horrors. The French renounce Christianity, and they relapse into barbarism;—war resumes the same hideous and savage form which it wore in the ages of Gothic and Roman violence.”

“The War in Europe”, 1799