Man's Duty to Man: A Study of Social Conditions, Their Causes, and how They May be Improved, Including a Review of the Nature and Character of Democracy and the Dangers that are Confronting it in Our Country

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Neale publishing Company, 1919 - 204 páginas
 

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Página 196 - A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories...
Página 195 - It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those intrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another.
Página 194 - In a single republic, all the power surrendered by the people is submitted to the administration of a single government; and the usurpations are guarded against by a division of the government into distinct and separate departments. In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate depatments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people....
Página 195 - Government, whether State or National, are divided into the three grand departments, the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. That the functions appropriate to each of these branches of government shall be vested in a separate body of public servants, and that the perfection of the system requires that the lines which separate and divide these departments shall be broadly and clearly defined.
Página 184 - The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances.
Página 166 - Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation ? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?
Página 177 - But in the countries in which the doctrine of the sovereignty of the people ostensibly prevails, the censorship of the press is not only dangerous, but it is absurd. When the right of every citizen to co-operate in .the government of society is acknowledged, every citizen must be presumed to possess the power of discriminating between the different opinions of his cqjemporaries, and of appreciating the different facts from which inferences may be drawn.
Página 191 - It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part.
Página 169 - Between the workman and the master there are frequent relations, but no real association. I am of opinion, upon the whole, that the manufacturing/ aristocracy which is growing up under our eyes is one of ( the harshest which ever existed in the world ; but, at the t same time, it is one' of the most confined and least dangerous.
Página 157 - Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of condition among the people.

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