Author Archives: Alexander Hamilton

About Alexander Hamilton

First Secretary of the Treasury, Founding Father, and a leading federalist. I wrote most of the federalist papers, collaborating with John Jay and James Madison. Some in the Republican Party consider me the best ever Secretary of the Treasury. I was an original proponent for a strong central bank to help protect the financial security of our nation.

Founding Fathers Endorse BOC Candidates

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”  I couldn’t help but be reminded of this earlier quote when contemplating the slate of 2012 commissioner candidates we founding fathers endorse for Lee County.  Never before has there been a more … Continue reading

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Republican In Name Only- RINO

Were the people of America, with one voice, to ask, What shall we do to perpetuate our liberties and secure our happiness? The answer would be, ‘govern well, and you will have nothing to fear either from internal disaffection or … Continue reading

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Economic Development Transformation

The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion … Continue reading

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Economic Development Run Amok

Just when you think you’ve seen every permutation of waste and abuse with your tax dollars, someone comes along and re-sets the bar of incredulity.  Fortunately for the Lee County School Board’s ‘San Francisco 6’, this new story comes courtesy of the Lee … Continue reading

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Taxaholics Anonymous

Time for a new 501(c)3 organization in Lee County- Taxaholics Anonymous (TA).   Just like its Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) counterparts, TA would serve a desperate need here in Lee County.  You see, on November 2, 2010 Lee County taxpayers spoke … Continue reading

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The Cost of Fiscal Sensibility

Subscribers to the Sanford Herald might conclude the Board of Commissioners’ action on December 6, 2010 – which granted a bonus and short-term housing allowance to the County Manager – was unjustified and very unpopular among the general public.  Now, nearly six weeks … Continue reading

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Economic Development Communications Gone Bad

In yet another production of tone deaf economic development activity, Bob Heuts and Tommy Mann convened the quarterly joint City-Town-County-EDC meeting on economic development last night at the McSwain Center.  Excuse me for saying this but, it was a waste … Continue reading

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