March 10, 2010
Liz Cheney Announces New “Unpatriotic Seven:”: Alexander Hamilton “Irate”—A Commentary by Aaron Zelinsky ’10
The following commentary was posted on The Huffington Post on March 10, 2010.
Liz Cheney Announces New "Unpatriotic Seven": Alexander Hamilton "Irate"
By Aaron Zelinsky ’10
Following her call to remove the "Al-Qaeda Seven," Liz Cheney has released a list of seven additional U.S. officials whose work on behalf of enemies of the state makes them unfit to serve their country:
John Adams defended British solders accused of perpetrating the Boston Massacre; he even had the gall to call it "one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country."
Alexander Hamilton represented Crown Loyalists following the Revolutionary War and advocated against expelling them from the United States.
Abraham Lincoln defended the accused murderer of Lincoln's former commanding officer in the Black Hawk War.
Henry Clay defended Aaron Burr, who was accused of trying to make war on Mexico.
Felix Frankfurter publicly argued for a retrial of alleged anarchist murderers Sacco and Vanzetti.
Robert Taft aided Nazi war criminals by criticizing the Nuremberg Trials.
Telford Taylor, chief prosecutor at Nuremberg Trials, turned soft and defended Communists during the 1950s.
Cheney's office declined to comment on reports that she is aggressively pursuing the abolition of the penny and the ten dollar bill.