Proportional Representation

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T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1896 - Proportional representation - 298 pages
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Page 16 - Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests ; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates ; but parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole ; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole.
Page 285 - AND in order to provide for a representation of the citizens of this Commonwealth, founded upon the principle of equality...
Page 285 - ... amendment or amendments shall be entered on the journals of the two houses, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the general court then next to be chosen, and shall be published...
Page 266 - New York, North Carolina. North Dakota. Ohio. Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington.
Page 285 - ... be entered on the journals of both houses, with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the General Court next to be chosen ; and that the said article be published, to the end that if agreed to in the manner provided by the Constitution, by the General Court next to be chosen...
Page 243 - In the first place there is apt to be a feeling of great soreness when a very considerable number of electors, such as I have mentioned, are completely shut out from a share in the representation of one place. . . . But in the next place I think that the more you have your representation confined to large populations, the more ought you to take care that there should be some kind of balance, and that the large places sending members to this house should send those who represent the community at large....
Page 260 - ... shall be entitled to vote at such election in the election district of which he shall at the time be a resident, and not elsewhere, for all officers that now are or hereafter may be elective by the people...
Page 104 - ... proportion, the Royal Commission on Electoral Systems took the view that the transferable vote " was not originally invented as a system of proportional representation, but as a system of personal representation to secure the return of men as men, not as party units.
Page 1 - The newspapers speak what the people feel, and, judging therefrom, it is popular to denounce aldermen, legislators, and congressmen. When Congress is in session, the business interests are reported to be in agony until it adjourns. The cry that rises towards the end of a legislature's session is humiliating. The San Francisco Bulletin is quoted as saying : " It is not possible to speak in measured terms of the thing that goes by the name of legislature in this State. It has of late years been the...

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