• Of all the cares or concerns of government, the direction of war most peculiarly demands those qualities which distinguish the exercise of power by a single hand. The direction of war implies the direction of the common strength; and the power of directing and employing the common strength, forms a usual and essential part in the definition of the executive authority.

    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (2007). “The Federalist Papers”, p.565, Filiquarian Publishing, LLC.
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