Exactly Edward. Hamilton was more like today's Pro Big Government lawmakers. It probably had more to do with his less than stellar beginnings. Being abused and in disfavor in his childhood, he may well have seen the new government as a kinder to the everyday person type of entity. Jefferson, more pragmatic. He could forsee the pitfalls to that. He was trying to get everything in with checks and balances. It took Franklin, wise old bird that he was, to use a dose of common sense to get them to at least agree to get something signed into law. It is still a good ideal but even today we see how some have learned to get around the checks and balances to make things happen. That is just what they did not want. That is just what we are seeing happen in front of us today. Maybe the same feeling of being helpless that some of our ancestors felt when old Abe was elected.