Motion in the Hawaiian Parliament to Release John Ricord, Esquire, His Majesty's Attorney General, from a Debt Standing Against Him in the Books of the King's Treasury, Since June, 1847, Respectfully Recommended to the Legislature of 1854

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Page 34 - prerogatives by which the component parts of the Legislature are thus made to balance each other, are all intimately connected with the fortune of the State, and flourish and decay according to the vicissitudes of public prosperity or adversity, it thence follows that though differences of opinion may sometimes
Page 34 - The first peculiarity of the English Government as a free Government, is its having a King—its having thrown into one place the whole mass, if I may use the expression, of the executive power, and having invariably and forever fixed it there. By this very
Page 36 - the merits of the particular case ; and it is an abuse of argument to say that you are not to give redress to a man because in some former transaction he may have done something which is questionable. Punish him, if you will,
Page 36 - admit that, because a man may have acted amiss on some other occasion and on some other matter, he is to be wronged with impunity, by others.
Page 34 - this kind, we cast our eyes on the debates of the two Houses for a long succession of years, and see the nature of the laws which have been proposed,
Page 34 - between those parts, there can scarcely arise any when the general welfare is really in question. And when to resolve the doubts that may arise on political
Page 35 - fixed it there. By this very circumstance, also, has the Depositum of it been rendered sacred and inexpugnable ; by making one great, very great man in the State, ' has an effectual check been put to the pretensions of those who otherwise would strive to become such ; and disorders have been prevented, which, in all Republics, ever brought on the ruin of liberty, and, before it was lost, obstructed the enjoyment of it.
Page 36 - But I say, with those who have before had occasion to advert to the subject, that I don't care what
Page 28 - that should the King allow to the landlord one.third, to the tenant one.third, and retain one-third
Page 33 - high officers of State, the officers of the Army and Navy, the Governors of Colonies and Dependencies, the Bishops, Deans and

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