Joe: Alexander Hamilton’s warning to 2016 voters

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Joe Scarborough writes in The Washington Post

Conservative thought leaders who have always identified themselves as the intellectual descendants of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison need to reread Hamilton’s contributions to the Federalist Papers. Like today’s established elites who fear [Donald] Trump and Bernie Sanders, Hamilton believed populism unchecked was the pathway to anarchy. … 

[I]n 2016, the two parties that have dominated U.S. politics for 150 years have been commandeered by pirates from outside the establishment. Too often, the captains navigating those ships have found their passengers cheering for those same pirates. Hamilton, Madison and Washington regained control of their ship of state. Today’s leaders seem less capable of controlling the mutiny rising in their midst.

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Joe: Alexander Hamilton’s warning to 2016 voters

Updated