Friday, March 2, 2012

Hamilton in The Federalist, concerning the right of self-defense

Hamilton, Federalist Number 28: “If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defence, which is paramount to all positive forms of government; and which, against the usurpation of the national rulers, may be exerted with an infinitely better prospect of success, than against those of the rulers of an individual State.”

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