First Principles: An Energetic Executive Branch Is Good for the Country

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy.” — Alexander Hamilton (1788)

 

The Federalist Paper, No. 70 can be read in its entirety here:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed70.asp

 

 

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