“One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption. An hereditary monarch, though often disposed to sacrifice his subjects to his ambition, has so great a personal interest in the government and in the external glory of the nation, that it is not easy for a foreign power to give him an equivalent for what he would sacrifice by treachery to the state. The world has accordingly been witness to few examples of this species of royal prostitution, though there have been abundant specimens of every other kind.”
~ Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 22
Indeed.. The name “Soros” comes to mind as a contemporary example.
Some might even consider the Federal Reserve a corruptive force as well, given its ownership by foreigners yet serving as OUR central bank.
One MUST see a bit of irony in this.