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Daemon
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In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)
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It is debatable whether such broken people strengthen or weaken their new shelter...
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Federalist Number One - Constitution Society -

“Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question. Were there not even these inducements to moderation, nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.”

– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, “General Introduction,” Independent Journal, October 27, 1787; “
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Daemon wrote:
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)


All of this has fallen onto deaf ears, in domestic politics or international alike.
Exporting "democracy" at the point of the sword proved it amply.
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persecution never achieves good results
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The Founding Fathers of the United States are venerated not so much by following their lasting wisdom,
as they are for their lasting patience with the sons and daughters who continue to disregard it.
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