Thinking impeachment? Consider Hamilton’s warning . . .

.  . . . the same who is subject of the hugely successful musical, for what that’s worth.

[A] constitutional framework that bids Congress shrink from ousting a president confronts a party that lusts for the chance. Which vindicates a warning from Alexander Hamilton.

Impeachment, Hamilton warned in the Federalist papers, is bound to “agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties.” It would “enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence and interest.”

Hamilton feared that the decision would be “regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.”

See how the founders talked? 

It would be a first in our history, as we know. Worth it, you think?

via ‘Get Ready’ For the Perils Of Impeachment

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