Nixon's Argumentative Analysis

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“When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” These words were uttered by former President Richard Nixon in an interview shortly after his impeachment. Regardless of the sociopolitical implications of such a statement, Nixon stated an important historical fact: that those in authority usually believe they are above the law. Throughout different periods of human history, leaders have often acted outside of their own laws for personal benefit. Whether one examines the Macedonian kingdom, the Roman Empire, or the various Islamic Caliphates, he will always find at least one leader who transgressed the laws of his nation in order to obtain a personal reward. Unfortunately, this fact also exists for the Israelite monarchy in the
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