Federalist No. 71 – Alexander Hamilton

  • The President’s term should be four years.
  • Some think that it’s too long and he could amass power.
  • In this span, he has time to counteract temporary passions or influences of factions in the public and their representatives.
  • His duty is to protect the interests of the people and greater good of the nation especially when the people want a bad policy.
  • He’ll have enough time to pursue the best policies
    • If this time is too short, he might not be bold and controversial actions with reelection looming will be afraid of electoral repercussions.

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