If the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty.

- James Madison, Father of the Constitution

Happy Independence Day. Remember the Enlightenment thinkers who cast off the sovereignty of a man named George who believed himself a supreme power unbeholden to his citizens and the rule of law.

(See also: last year's 4th of July post, which includes the complete text of the Declaration of Independence and a link to Brent's modern version.)