"The greatest danger is that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt."
by:
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
Source:
Federalist No. 65, regarding impeachment of the President
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Here, a time sensitive smile (thanks Editor). With all the Hamilton quotes during the impeachment, this one really fits.

Where no violation of any code, ordinance, regulation, rule, statute or crime (high or misdemeanor) was ever cited or alluded to, one individual's actions against a political parties policy decisions and strength culminated it the Party attempting to bring in a political legalism of guilt.  (-; way too prophetically accurate ;-)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Good on you, Mike.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    It only took 233 years for Hamilton's warning to come true.  It was the US Constitution that prevented the partisan coup d'etat by the Congress.  The efforts to fundamentally transform the US government into a Politburo should be as clear as day to Americans.  Face it, the goal is one party rule  you are either a member of the Democratic Party or you are a political criminal to be mobbed, robbed, bound, gagged, and dragged in bloodthirsty rage.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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