To Protect and Defend - The American Interest: "Nearly all of us, including the signatories to this appeal and most candidates of both parties in this election season, at times fail to exemplify these traits. Moreover, our system of government does not require perfect people, as Madison makes clear when he reminds us that “if men were angels, no government would be necessary.”
But our system of government does require that most of us, most of the time, at least try to exemplify these traits. And for this reason and others, most of us do try."
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