Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton, (1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury

Alexander Hamilton Quote

“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 HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
~ Alexander Hamilton

Federalist #65

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Anonymous    2/17/06

Good point!


A concept based on sound logic, ethics & an understanding of English law as expressed by Locke & Rousseau.

Tanglepaw, ThunderClan

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.

Harry Potter, Godric's Hollow

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.


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