Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 1

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Page 405 - England — of that great compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs, which is called public opinion...
Page 401 - When we inquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as Force is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular.
Page 230 - May, to be by them examined ; and in case of an election by a majority of all the votes returned, the choice shall be by them declared and published ; but if no person shall have a majority of votes, the house of representatives, shall, by ballot, elect two out of four persons, who had the highest number of votes, if so many shall have been voted for ; but if otherwise, out of the number voted for ; and make return to the senate of the two persons so elected ; on which, the senate shall proceed,...
Page 385 - Every positive law, or every law simply and strictly so called, is set by a sovereign person, or a sovereign body of persons, to a member or members of the independent political society wherein that person or body is sovereign or supreme.
Page 145 - The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution. An Historical Treatise in which is drawn out, by the Light of the most recent Researches, the gradual Development of the English Constitutional System, and the Growth out of that System of the Federal Republic of the United States.
Page 393 - Though in a constituted commonwealth, standing upon its own basis, and acting according to its own nature, that is, acting for the preservation of the community, there can be but one supreme power, which is the legislative, to which all the rest are and must be subordinate...
Page 540 - Authority, to ordain and make such Laws and Ordinances, for the Good and Welfare of the said Plantation, as to them from Time to Time, shall be thought requisite and meet: So always, as the same be not contrary to the Laws and Statutes of this our Realm of England...
Page 179 - Commonwealth; and do, for ourselves and our successors and such as shall be adjoined to us at any time hereafter, enter into combination and confederation together...
Page 332 - Elements of Economics of Industry Being the First Volume of Elements of Economics. By ALFRED MARSHALL, Professor of Political Economy in the University of Cambridge.
Page 215 - He observed that the general object was to provide a cure for the evils under which the US laboured; that in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy: that some check therefore was to be sought for agst. this tendency of our Governments: and that a good Senate seemed most likely to answer the purpose.

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