The fear of supporting too much governmental control dogged Hamilton and the Federalist, fear in part driven by the desire of the Abolitionist North to get rid of slavery. Hamilton never owned a slave while Jefferson owned many. Today many states in the South continue to abhor the perceived encroachment of the Federal government on their rights. We see this playing out most vociferously on issues related to guns and sex. While the federal government tries to place restrictions on gun ownership and has expanded marriage to include people of the same sex, southern states are responding with laws that try to nullify these actions. Although these concerns would be foreign to Hamilton's era, we can see the echos of the old Federalist-Republican debates around governmental power. It's those New York values once again being foisted upon us.
While such observations may be interesting, they won't get you a ticket to Hamilton. For many of us that would require some kind of crowd funding scheme to raise the money to purchase a ticket on the resale market. Perhaps one thing that should be brought back from Hamilton's era is the practice of dueling. The potential of having to face your opponent on the field of honor as the result of name calling or false allegations might produce a little more civility in our political discourse. Lying (pronounced lyin'), crooked, and little are the things we hear today, with more sure to come. Remembering that Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton over such words might be sobering to today's politicians. Of course, the rhetoric might still continue even if the practice was once again allowed to flourish. It didn't seem to do Hamilton much good.