"The history of the earth! Doth it present anything but crimes of the most heinous nature, committed from one end of the world to the other?"
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur. Letters from an American Farmer [prompted by American slavery].
"To grant that there is a supreme intelligence who rules the world and has established laws to regulate the actions of his creatures; and still to assert that man, in a state of nature, may be considered as perfectly free from all restraints of law and government, appears to a common understanding altogether irreconcilable. Good and wise men, in all ages, have embraced a very dissimilar theory. They have supposed that the deity, from the relations we stand in to himself and to each other, has constituted an eternal and immutable law, which is indispensably obligatory upon all mankind, prior to any human institution whatever. This is what is called the law of nature....Upon this law depend the natural rights of mankind."
Alexander Hamilton, "Founders' Quote Daily" November 23, 2005 from Federalist.com.
In my latest National Post column I say that, while Justin Trudeau didn't cause the disaster that is Donald Trump, our Prime Minster needs to find more adult and less conceited ways of limiting the damage.