Alexander Hamilton, letter to Edward Carrington, May 26, 1792:
On the whole, the only enemy which Republicanism has to fear in this Country is in the Spirit of faction and anarchy. If this will not permit the ends of Government to be attained under it—if it engenders disorders in the community, all regular & orderly minds will wish for change—and the demagogues who have produced the disorder will make it for their own aggrandizement. This is the old Story.
If I were disposed to promote Monarchy & overthrow the State Governments, I would mount the hobby horse of popularity—I would cry out usurpation—danger to liberty &c. &c.—I would endeavor to prostrate the National Government—raise a ferment—and then “ride in the Whirlwind and direct the Storm.”