Government by All the People; Or: The Initiative, the Referendum, and the Recall as Instruments of Democracy

Macmillan, 1912 - 324 pàgines

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Pàgina 213 - Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll ! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!
Pàgina 310 - ... and that each signature to the paper appended is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. Within ten days from the date of filing such petition the city clerk shall examine and from the voters...
Pàgina 305 - The legislative authority of the State shall be vested in a legislative assembly, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, 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...
Pàgina 68 - If I were asked where I place the American aristocracy, I should reply without hesitation that it is not composed of the rich, who are united by no common tie, but that it occupies the judicial bench and the bar.
Pàgina 307 - ... to the people for approval or rejection at the next ensuing general election. The legislature may reject any measure so proposed by initiative petition and propose a different...
Pàgina 132 - ... no measure creating or abolishing any office or changing the salary, term or duties of any officer, or granting any franchise or special privilege, or creating any vested right or interest, shall be construed to be an urgency measure.
Pàgina 51 - The notion that the people have no need to limit their power over themselves, might seem axiomatic when popular government was a thing only dreamed about, or read of as having existed at some distant period of the past.
Pàgina 45 - When in a democratic political society the well-matured, long, and deliberately formed will of the undoubted majority can be persistently and successfully thwarted in the amendment of its organic law by the will of the minority, there is just as much danger to the State from revolution and violence as there is from the caprice of the majority where the sovereignty of the bare majority is acknowledged.
Pàgina 68 - The more we reflect upon all that occurs in the United States the more shall we be persuaded that the lawyers as a body form the most powerful, if not the only counterpoise to the democratic element. In that country we see how eminently the legal profession is qualified by its powers, and even by its defects, to neutralize the vices which are inherent in popular government.
Pàgina 132 - Whenever It Is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety...

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