Alexander Hamilton – November 3, 1787

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.


It’s November 3, 1787. I’m in New York City with Alexander Hamilton.

JG: “Mr. Hamilton, what are you writing?”

AH: “Mr. Gillespie, I’m helping write the Federalist Papers. They explain that man’s basic nature is untrustworthy, and that a strong central government is necessary to protect our God-given rights. However, we do not want too much government so as to deny our rights. Balance, Mr.. Gillespie! Balance!”

Read more about Alexander Hamilton and The Federalist Papers.



John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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