“A government of laws, and not of men.”
John Adams (1735-1826)
American lawyer, politician and 2nd President of the United States In his 7th “Novanglus” letter, published in the Boston Gazette in 1774 The concept of “a government of laws, and not of men” reflects a political philosophy that dates back to the ancient Greeks. But the phrase itself was enshrined in history and quotation books by John Adams. Prior to the start of the American Revolution, Adams used it in one of his “Letters of Novanglus,” which argued that Great Britain’s treatment of American colonists violated their rights under British law. In the seventh Novanglus letter, Adams wrote that “the British constitution is much more like a republic than an empire...a government of laws, and not of men.” http://www.quotecounterquote.com/2010/08/government-of-laws-and-not-of-men-is.html Government of Laws
The Corona impeachment case seems to be shaping up as a publicity contest between the Lower House of Representatives represented by 188 Congressmen/women who signed the Complaint and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who is the accused in said complaint. The course of the action has turned into how to win the hearts and minds of the populace through press releases showing the strength or weakness of their case, rather than on how to win the case through presentation of convincing proofs of facts and the applicable law. This case is indeed one of the few, if not the only case where both parties see the need of hiring a PR ma...