“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
This is Alexander Hamilton’s (a Federalist) view on the vicious and divisive election season of 1800 to vote for who would be the 3rd president of the US. The quote implies he would rather have Jefferson (an anti-federalist) win as opposed to the enemy within his own party (John Adams).
The advice seems pertinent in our current context of the 2016 election as many true conservatives and small government libertarians see both major party candidates as an enemy.
This is not a call to actually vote for Hillary if you are a conservative but it is a call to NOT VOTE for Trump.
Thank you George Washington for choosing to lead the continental army against overwhelming and impossible odds when you could have easily remained an officer in the British army. Thank you for holding the office of the President in such high regard. Thank you for peaceably stepping down after two terms when you could have easily […]
Dear Cal, I am writing this response to your September 12, 2015 article, “Two Kingdoms in Conflict Over Same-Sex Marriage” (found here: http://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2015/09/10/two-kingdoms-in-conflict-over-samesex-marriage-n2049901) I am making this a public letter to you not because you are the object of my opposition. In fact, your article was suggested to me recently and happens to be just […]
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This is a very interesting article that speaks to the traditional Christian understanding of a “just war”. One thing I found interesting was that a Quaker, John Dickinson, was the primary author of “The Declaration on the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms”. Quakers were known to be pacifist in their orientation to war. And if you have ever seen the HBO miniseries “John Adams” you will understand how surprising it is that he authored it as in the show (and in history) he gives the most resistance to accepting a Declaration of Independence and open war with Britain.