This was going to be a funny post until until I started thinking about it.
The Obama Administration has announced that it’s replacing Alexander Hamilton on the Ten Dollar Bill with a woman. While it’s refreshing to see the President do something that’s actually legal, there’s got be be an agenda. History students will note [pun] that the Founding Fathers remaining on the money are Washington, Hamilton and Franklin. Washington is enshrined on the One and will be hard to move. Between Al and Ben, booting Al will put more new notes into circulation.
Alexander Hamilton was an aide to General Washington, first Treasurer of the United States and maybe more telling, was of one the authors of the Federalist Papers. When the Constitution was published it was new to the citizens of the fledgling country. Most were accustomed to being Subjects of the Crown. Hamilton wrote 51 of the articles in the Federalist Papers (No. 1, 6–9, 11–13, 15–17, 21–36, 59–61, and 65–85) to explain what the Constitution meant in common terms. Take the Second Amendment for example:
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Article 46 of the Federal Papers by Madison:
The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for the common liberties and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops.
The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting or pistols. It’s about an unregulated militia formed outside the control of the government who can be of numbers large enough to prevail over a tyrannical government.
Since he’s rewriting American history it’s a good thing to get rid of a reminder of the Federalist Papers and replace him with a liberal, leftist woman. It’s a win win for the Left. The leading contenders are: