"Responsibility, in order to be reasonable, must be limited to objects within the power of the responsible party, and in order to be effectual, must relate to operations of that power, of which a ready and proper judgment can be formed by the constituents."
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Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
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Federalist No. 63, 1788
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The very definition of 'jurisdiction.' Keeping 'authorities' in their box is the very purpose of checks and balances.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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