The cast of Hamilton bravely criticizing the Vice President Elect sounds a note of utter naivete and a betrayal of their origin story.Link to the tweets reposted above from the publisher of the Federalist Website: https://twitter.com/bdomenech/status/799838518075854848
Hamilton built his career on respect. Respect for the citizen and the marketplace.
Hamilton did not hold to any view that placed the citizen as subservient, in need of protection from the state
He instead believed that all citizens possessed unto themselves the rights not expressly diminished by the Constitution.
The description of fear expressed by the @HamiltonMusical cast perverts the very meaning of The Federalist Papers and our Constitution
It suggests a universe where our rights are not intrinsic, but are bequeathed by government, dependent on executive protections
To accept such a view of our status is to break faith with Hamilton and all his peers who saw things otherwise.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Ben Domenech reacts to the cast of Hamilton calling out Mike Pence
Link to video of the cast exhorting Mike Pence to the delight of the crowd. https://youtu.be/Ttu-eJvnpoM