Direct legislation; or, The veto power in the hands of the people

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C.F. Taylor, 1900 - Political Science - 173 pages
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Page 163 - ... but the people reserve to themselves power to propose laws and amendments to the constitution and to enact or reject the same at the polls, independent of the legislative assembly...
Page 109 - The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small.
Page 58 - ... such laws as may be necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety, support of the state government and its existing public institutions...
Page 145 - Were I to assign to this term a precise and definite idea, I would say, purely and simply, it means a government by its citizens in mass, acting directly and personally, according to rules established by the majority ; and that every other government is more or less republican, in proportion as it has in its composition more or less of this ingredient of the direct action of the citizens.
Page 164 - The veto power of the Governor shall not extend to measures referred to the people. All elections on measures referred to the people of the state shall be had at the biennial regular general elections, except when the Legislative Assembly shall order a special election.
Page 164 - The legal voters or such fractional part thereof of the State of Utah, as may be provided by law, under such conditions and in such manner and within such time as may be provided by law, may initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be submitted to a vote of the people...
Page 164 - ... petition, and every such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed. Initiative petitions shall be filed with the secretary of state not less than four months before the election at which they are to be voted upon.
Page 164 - Court at the regular election last preceding the filing of any petition for the Initiative or for the Referendum shall be the basis on which the number of legal voters necessary to sign such petition shall be counted.
Page 163 - He asked that his proposition be submitted to a vote of the people at the next general election, and offered to give bonds for the performance of the terms of his contract.
Page 71 - ... believing, as I do, that the mass of the citizens is the safest depository of their own rights, and especially, that the evils flowing from the duperies of the people, are less injurious than those from, the egoism of their agents, I am a friend to that composition of government which has in it the most of this ingredient.

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