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James Madison

March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836
"The appointment to offices is, of all the functions of Republican and perhaps every other form of Government, the most difficult to guard against abuse. Bive it to a numerous body, and you at once destroy all responsibility, and create a perpetual source of faction and corruption. Give it to the Executive wholly, and it may be made an engine of improper influence and favoritism."source: Observations on Jefferson's Draft Constitution, October 15, 1788.appointments, elections, balance of powers

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