Quotation added by staff
I think it absolutely necessary that the President should have the power of removing [his subordinates] from office; it will make him, in a peculiar manner, responsible for their conduct, and subject him to impeachment himself, if he suffers them to perpetrate with impunity high crimes or misdemeanors against the United States, or neglects to superintend their conduct, so as to check their excesses.Madison, James
Source: Representative JAMES MADISON, remarks in the House, May 19, 1789, Annals of Congress, vol. 1, col. 387. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
- Nobody has bookmarked this quote yet.
More on the author
This quote around the web
Search Quotations Book