Our judges are as honest as other men…

Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have—with others—the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…. And the more power the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible—as the other funtionaries are—to the elective central.

Thomas Jefferson, September 28, 1820; quoted in The Journal, a Summit Ministries Publication, June 2008

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