I have decided to coin this phrase to mean this: When we exercise our right to free speech to a person or group with dignity, love, respect, and clarity, first by ASKING those we are addressing for their attention and being willing to hear them say “No.”
If you are going to “Hamilton” someone or a group, the first step is to prepare what you want to say, do your homework, understand your position and those who you are speaking to. The second step is prepare emotionally and mentally to speak your position with grace, and third, ASK that person to hear you out, and finally, be willing to hear what they have to say.
“Today if I have been thinking about how to address difficult issues I will be inspired by the words of Alexander Hamilton and the actors of “Hamilton” who used their platform with such class. Only then will I “Hamilton” those who I am trying to reach.”