Alexander Hamilton and Laws

I saw an interesting quote about Law today, and thought I’d pass it along. It’s from a man named Coleman Cox. I don’t know anything about him, but I love his thought:

“If we could make a great bonfire of the thousands of laws we have in this country, and start all over again with only the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments, I am sure we would get along much better.”

It reminded me of a cartoon I once saw where a man was in a law library and was looking at the shelves full of law books. The caption read: “And to think in all started with 10 Commandments!”

Alexander Hamilton has come to the forefront lately because of the new Broadway play in his name. Here’s what he had to say about law:

“The law . . . dictated by God Himself is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.”

I don’t think the play considers this part of Alexander Hamilton’s character.

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