New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Madison, Hamilton predicted the future wrongly


December 31, 2018

As we engage a new year, our minds speculate about the future. In 2019, will Puerto Rico disappear and turn up next to Australia? Will earth warming hit the ice caps and cause flooding in Omaha? Will any border states petition Canada for asylum?

Some questions do not even need a trained prognosticator to foresee the future. Even though geniuses, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were unable to predict the future of the new United States of America. Here are a few of their failures recorded in The Federalist Papers.

1. A republic for the elite. They claimed they were creating a republic i...

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