Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America
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November 20, 1787
"The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free."

"Publius" [Alexander Hamilton], "Federalist No. 8," first published in the Independent Journal, November 20, 1787

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