Constitution Thursday – Hamilton’s Folly


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Two days after the Committee of the Whole accepts the 3/5th’s Compromise and adds another four resolutions to the Virginian’s Plan, it is now clear that the Virginian’s mean to abolish the Articles of Confederation and establish a new government based on the principles of Liberty and freedom. This presents a difficult moral challenge to them as a group, and represents the apex of their ideas presented at the Convention.

New Jersey steps up with an alternate plan, which, like the Virginia Plan promises to fix and improve the Articles of Confederation, but unlike the Virginia Plan, actually does. Now comes the moment that the two plans are laid before the Convention, debated and it is decided to pursue one and abandon the other. But which plan will go forward?

As the Convention prepares to call for the vote, one man, New Yorker, Alexander Hamilton, stands to have his say. He will speak for the entire day, and he will come to rue this day…

 NOTE: At one point Dave refers to Hamilton being on the $20 Bill. Obviously he meant the $10 Bill…

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on June 18, 2015, in News & Notes and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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