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  •  He's not completely wrong (8+ / 0-)

    A lot was written concerning the debate between Hamilton and Jefferson about who should be involved in government. Hamilton did want to limit government involvement to the "elite" while Jefferson advocated everyone should have a voice. I don't know if this is what Akin is referring to but it is fact that Hamilton at least favored limiting government participation.

    •  Ah, the founder of American conservatism (1+ / 0-)
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      LillithMc

      His legacy lives on today with GOP voter suppression.

      Meanwhile, the party of Jefferson continues to advocate for increased ease of voting.

      "It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said." "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain

      by Quanta on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 03:27:45 PM PDT

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