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In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.

~Alexander Hamilton

The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775 (On our natural rights as a gift from the Creator)

The Vindication No. III, May-August 1792 (On the public debt and rights to property)

Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June 28, 1788

Remarks on the Treaty of Amity Commerce and Navigation