Thursday, May 18, 2006

Cannot be observed?

"Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country, and forms a precedent for other breaches where the same plea of necessity does not exist at all, or is less urgent and palpable. "
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25,
21 December 1787
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Cannot be observed, you say Alex? Hmmmmm.....

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