The Civil Service and the Patronage (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1905 - Civil service - 280 pages
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Page 99 - But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come to pass that those that ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye
Page 215 - The effect of this legislation was to leave everything to the president's discretion. He was " to prescribe such rules and regulations for the admission of persons into the civil service of the United States as will best promote the efficiency thereof, and ... to employ suitable persons to conduct
Page 189 - appointed during the recess of the Senate " to fill a vacancy in any existing office, which vacancy existed while the Senate was in session and is by law required to be filled by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, until such appointee shall have been confirmed by the Senate.
Page 83 - In order that the people may not suffer from the long continuance in place of any Justice of the Peace, who shall fail of discharging the important duties of his office with ability or fidelity, all commissions of Justices of the Peace shall expire and become void, in the term of seven years.
Page 240 - by reason of disability resulting from wounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty " should " be preferred for appointments to civil offices, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary.
Page 113 - man would revolt. Office is considered as a species of property, and government rather as a means of promoting individual interests than as an instrument created solely for the service of the people. Corruption in some and in others a perversion of correct feelings and principles divert government from its legitimate ends, and make it an engine for the
Page 114 - can not but believe that more is lost by the long continuance of men in office than is generally to be gained by their experience. I submit, therefore, to your consideration whether the efficiency of the
Page 132 - While members of Congress can be constitutionally appointed to offices of trust and profit it will be the practice, even under the most conscientious adherence to duty, to select them for such stations as they are believed to be better qualified to fill than other citizens,
Page 37 - forms another subject of complaint. Declarations by myself in favor of political tolerance, exhortations to harmony and affection in social intercourse, and to respect for the equal rights of the minority, have, on certain occasions, been quoted and misconstrued into assurances that the tenure of offices was to be undisturbed. But could candor apply such a construction
Page 216 - If Congress adjourns without positive legislation on the subject of ' civil service reform ' I will regard such action as a disapproval of the system, and will abandon it, except so far as to require examinations for certain appointees, to determine their fitness. Competitive examinations will be abandoned.

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