Fans of the musical should actually take some time and read something from their historical hero.

 

Trump idolizes military figures, but refuses to accept them as citizens.

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One soldier after another has been dismissed from his administration, largely for performing their duties as civilians.  The President has fallen victim to the cult of the uniform.

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Alexander Hamilton warned us about the dangers of elevating soldiers above the citizenry.

“But in a country, where the perpetual menacings of danger oblige the government to be always prepared to repel it, her armies must be numerous enough for instant defence. The continual necessity for his services enhances the importance of the soldier, and proportionally degrades the condition of the citizen. The military state becomes elevated above the civil. The inhabitants of territories often the theater of war, are unavoidably subjected to frequent infringements on their rights, which serve to weaken their sense of those rights; and by degrees, the people are brought to consider the soldiery not only as their protectors, but as their superiors.”    Federalist #8

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