I will never in my life turn over my legally purchased property.
I am more than willing to protect what I have, by violence if necessary.
I have never harmed a person in my life. I hope to never have to. I will not however be pushed.
An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.
Alexander Hamilton, author of Federalist No. 1. 10/27/1787