The Development of the State, Its Governmental Organization and Its Activities

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Silver, Burdett, 1909 - State, The - 343 pages
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Page 169 - Forces in their Duty, that an exact Discipline be observed, and that Soldiers who shall mutiny or stir up Sedition or shall desert...
Page 138 - In the government of this Commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them : The executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them : The judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them : to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men.
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Page 309 - ... for them in the disposal of their products. These regions seem more anxious to abolish pauperism and crime than to multiply millionaires; apparently they listen more readily to the demands of labor than to the allurements of capital, and, strangely enough, seem more interested in the health and education of children than in their exploitation in the industries. Yet, after all, these commonwealths combined form but a petty fraction of human society, and on the face of it there seems no possibility...
Page 144 - In political ethics, of course, it may be argued that the people have a "right of revolution." but legally there is no such right, and revolutionists are technically rebels. organizations that exercise or may exercise the sovereign powers of the state.
Page 32 - ... who as shepherd-warriors were prepared to defend their wealth against all comers. Such an aggressive mode of life developed masterful qualities in the men; women were relegated more and more to the inner life of the group, and with the increase of domestic responsibilities tended to become household drudges. The abundance of flesh foods gradually banished cannibalism, especially when it was perceived that the enforced labor of a captured foe was of more utility than his body as food. Permanent...
Page 294 - These demands are no\y acknowledged in democracies and in consequence a large proportion of the citizen body have the political right of suffrage. This power has been wielded so effectively that other important political rights have been secured one by one. In addition to the right of manhood suffrage, there is : (1) The right of every voter to aspire to any office in the state. (2) The right to fill offices through election or through elected representatives, and the right to hold all officials...
Page 80 - As the primary function of the state is the protection of the lives and property of the community through war, it is not strange that a similar function in internal affairs should develop. State authority in such matters, however, grew much more slowly. Long before the state existed men had protected themselves and still felt abundantly able to do so in ordinary emergencies. In all civilizations, groups of men are found united in bonds of real or fictitious kinship for purposes of joint protection.
Page 232 - Germany and Japan are adding their contributions to the world state in the form of applications of scientific principles to governmental functions and organization, thereby overcoming natural handicaps. The United States also is no mean factor in the modern political world. From it has come the federation, the written constitution, a humanitarianism cosmopolitan in its scope, and a wide application of the principles of democracy.
Page 245 - Evidently, then, every state from the moment when it begins its existence has a constitution, which may be defined as that fundamental law or body of laws, written or unwritten, in which may be found (a) the form of the organization of the state, (b) the extent of power intrusted to the various agencies of the state, and (c) the manner in which these powers are to be exercised.

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