"If the president alone was vested with the power of appointing all officers, and was left to select a council for himself, he would be liable to be deceived by flatterers and pretenders to patriotism."
Roger Sherman
(1721-1793) US Founding father, first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, representative and senator in the new republic, was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.
Roger Sherman to John Adams, 1789
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Five lively Stones. " The Committee of Five " This matter is by the degree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men. ( Daniel 4:17 )
Our Declaration of Independence. Roger Sherman, " That man who never said a foolish thing "
Semper Fi
 -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Continental Association; the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation, and; the Constitution - he would know pretenders to patriotism..
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Like the royal courts of old. The Executive branch is resembling more and more that of King George prior to the American Revolution...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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