Politics in a Democracy: An Essay

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1893 - Etats-Unis - 176 pages

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Page 17 - Britain. Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in earthly honors, let a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be brought forth placed on the divine law, the word of God; let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America the law is king.
Page 165 - Our healing is not in the storm or in the whirlwind, it is not in monarchies, or aristocracies, or democracies, but will be revealed by the still small voice that speaks to the conscience and the heart, prompting us to a wider and wiser humanity.
Page 141 - I was conversing with a peasant landowner about the Landesgemeinde (popular primary assembly) which regulates the affairs of the canton. After he had given me some details, I asked him whether it was not the fact that all citizens had the right of attending and voting in this assembly. 'It is not so much their Right,
Page 54 - And fifth, to sum up all the rest, the Government should make the least possible demand upon the citizen, and the citizen the least possible demand upon the Government. The citizen should never suppose that he can be made virtuous or kept virtuous by law, or that he ought to be helped to wealth or ease by those of his fellows who happen to hold the offices, and for that reason to be collectively called
Page 118 - If it is encumbered by useless baggage or half-hearted or traitorous camp follow-ers it cuts them off and goes ahead. While it does not claim to be exempt from error, it does claim to be always aiming at success by proper and lawful methods, and to have the good of the general community always in view as its end of effort. Such an organization has no time or place for apologies •or excuses, and to indulge in them would hazard its existence and certainly destroy its usefulness.
Page 96 - Upon this theory power and responsibility have been transferred to the mayor, on the ground, as stated by Mr Seth Low, one of the earliest exponents of the theory, that "in the administration of large business enterprises some one man must be given the power of direction and the choice of his chief assistants." Perhaps its earlier advocates did not intend to carry their theory as far as it has gone; but, however this may be, the mayor in the larger cities has been made, under the influence of the...
Page 61 - This is, that every great reform which has been effected has consisted, not in doing something new, but in undoing something old.
Page 151 - ... a city of the just, We, who believe Life's bases rest Beyond the probe of chemic test, Still, like our fathers, feel Thee near, Sure that, while lasts the immutable decree, The land to Human Nature dear Shall not be unbeloved of Thee. 434 HEARTSEASE AND ME Along the wayside where we pass Noom few Gay plants of heartsease, more of saddening rue , So life is mingled ; so should poems be That speak a conscious word to you and me. I. FRIENDSHIP. AGASSIZ. Come Diceeti egii ebbe t non viv

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