"The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law. The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable: There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution."
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
Federalist #65
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Good point!
 -- Anonymous     
    A concept based on sound logic, ethics & an understanding of English law as expressed by Locke & Rousseau.
     -- dragonswizardz     
    Either America lacks logic, or Hamilton was just smart. I agree that he makes a very good point here and he was too well known of a man to die in a foolish duel against the Vice President.
     -- Tanglepaw, ThunderClan     
    I think if America had more people on government staff that thought as logically as Hamilton, we might get along farther in our life as a country. He made an extremely good point when he stated this.
     -- Harry Potter, Godric's Hollow     
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