The State and Government

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A. C. McClurg & Company, 1917 - Political science - 180 pages

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Page 113 - in the government of this commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or cither 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 that it , may be a government of laws, and not of men...
Page 115 - The powers of the government shall be divided into three distinct departments — the Legislative, Executive and Judicial ; and no person or persons belonging to, or constituting one of these departments, shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others, except as herein expressly provided.
Page 173 - A people among whom there is no habit of spontaneous action for a collective Interest, who look habitually to their Government to command or prompt them In all matters of joint concern, who expect to have everything done for them except what can be made an affair of mere habit and routine, have their faculties only half developed. Their education is defective In one of Its most important branches.
Page 29 - If a determinate human superior, not in a habit of obedience to a like superior, receive habitual obedience from the bulk of a given society, that determinate superior is sovereign in that society, and the society (including the superior) is a society political and independent.
Page 101 - A good book on colonial government (Reinsch, p. 16) defines a colony, on the other hand, as " an outlying possession of a national State, the administration of which is carried on under a system distinct from, but subordinate to, the government of the national territory.
Page 21 - The proposition that the state is the product of history means that it is the gradual and continuous development of human society, out of a grossly imperfect beginning, through crude but improving forms of manifestation, towards a perfect and universal organization of mankind.
Page 112 - IN all tyrannical governments the supreme magistracy, or the right both of making and of enforcing the laws, is vested in one and the same man, or one and the same body of men ; and wherever these two powers are united together, there can be no public liberty.
Page 172 - But enough has been said to show that the admitted functions of government embrace a much wider field than can easily be included within the ring-fence of any restrictive definition, and that it is hardly possible to find any ground of justification common to them all, except the comprehensive one of general expediency...

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