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Unread 2018-12-08, 18:52   #1
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"The bad news is that the likelihood that Trump will experience any consequences for his actions — even if there is ironclad proof that Trump committed very serious crimes — is close to zero so long as Trump occupies the White House.

Simply put, the framers of our Constitution had no idea how politics actually work. And that left us with a Constitution that offers no good remedies against a criminal president.

The drafters of the Constitution imagined that they were creating a document where, in James Madison’s words, “ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” Madison saw a government of strivers, each jockeying for individual advancement. If the president turned out to be a criminal, each individual lawmaker could become famous by railing against that president’s perfidy — and hope to advance their own career in the process.

At the same time, Madison and his contemporaries largely viewed political parties with disdain, and did not anticipate the role they would inevitably play in American politics. “There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties,” future President John Adams wrote in a 1780 letter. A two party system “in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution.”

Similarly, Madison anticipated that our “well constructed Union” would have a “tendency to break and control the violence of faction.” (More)
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Unread 2018-12-09, 10:57   #2
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