Politics: An Original Investigation Into the Essential Elements and Inherent Defects Common to All Present Forms of Government, Together with a Proposal for a Political System which Will Automatically Produce the Best Government Possible in Any Given Community

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E.P. Dutton, 1922 - Political science - 226 pages

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Page 62 - That all political power is vested in, and derived from, the people; all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.
Page xi - That such a marriage is criminal and void by the law of nature, is a point universally conceded. And, by the law of nature I understand those fit and just rules of conduct which the Creator has prescribed to man, as a de-pendent and social being; and which are to be ascertained from the deductions of right reason, though they may be more precisely known, and more explicitly declared, by divine revelation.
Page xviii - ... all just powers of government are derived from the consent of the governed.
Page 208 - Democracy, in so far as it exists in fact, is anarchy ; in so far as it exists only in name, but not in fact, is a mere illusion; as a form of government, it is impossible." Notwithstanding these opinions and many others of a similar character, the American people look at the Fascist state and say that if it is an example of Fascist philosophy and practice, they do not want it. They see plainly that freedom...
Page 35 - ... the laws prevail. The worst democracy consists of a larger citizen class having leisure for politics ; and the worst oligarchy is that of a small number of very rich and influential men. In both the sphere of law is reduced to a minimum. A good government is one in which as much as possible is left to the laws, and as little as possible to the will of the governor. • The...
Page 58 - K. poinUnent of a portion of the officers who were to administer it ; by limiting its powers to a few enumerated objects ; and by a prudent distribution of its powers. The election of the Chief Executive Magistrate of the General Government, is, by the Constitution, to be made by electors to be appointed by the several States, in such manner as the Legislatures thereof shall direct, and, in case the electors shall...
Page 57 - Article IV. Sec. 4, of the Constitution of the United States, we find these words: " The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government." A republican form of government...
Page 46 - aristocracy," as an element of government, has come to signify, by common usage, a form of government in which the supreme power of the state is vested in a privileged order or class of persons wiho, by birth, fortune, favor, or their own enterprise, have acquired superior distinction and influence. By this common usage, the word "aristocracy...
Page xi - the regular . . . sequence by which certain . . . effects follow certain conditions;" "the uniform . . . relations according to which material and mental forces act in producing effects.
Page 45 - On the final question to advise and consent to the ratification in the form agreed to, the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senators present shall be necessary to determine it in the affirmative: but all other motions and questions upon a treaty shall be decided by a majority vote, except a motion to postpone indefinitely, which shall be decided by a vote of two-thirds.

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