Third Term for President of the United States: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Seventy-sixth Congress, Third Session, on S.J. Res. 15, a Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to the Term of Office of President; and S.J. Res. 289, a Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, Relative to Terms of the President of the United States, September 4 to October 30, 1940

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Page 312 - exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism." 2. A belief that a President in office for a third term and indefinitely
Page 218 - effectual, because in that case they may put their proceedings in the form of an act of assembly which will render them obligatory on the other branches. They have accordingly in many instances decided rights which should have been left to the judiciary; and the direction of the executive during the whole time of their
Page 101 - other Presidents of the United States, in retiring from Presidential office after their second term, has become by universal concurrence a part of our republican system of government, and that any departure from this timehonored custom would be unwise, unpatriotic, and fraught with peril to our free institutions. This was
Page 186 - purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose, and there being constant
Page 203 - The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judicial, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many and whether hereditary or appointed or elected may Justly be pronounced the very essence of tyranny." The Fathers of the Republic knew that of these three powers the Executive was always the source of gravest danger to a free people, and English history is
Page 215 - that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people have become so corrupt as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other. the
Page 215 - the people have become incapable of self-government. Again we are admonished by Franklin: I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe
Page 85 - States— in connection with any activity which Is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States or by any department, independent agency, or other agency of the United States. And
Page 254 - 1. The first paragraph of article II, section I, of the Constitution of the United States shall be amended as follows: "1. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the United States. He shall hold his office during a term of 6 years, and shall not be
Page 186 - The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which, in different ages and countries, has perpetrated the most horrid

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