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" An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend... "
Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times - Page 131
by George Robertson - 1855 - 404 pages
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Inaugural addresses and messages. Replies ...

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1854
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others. For this reason that convention which passed the ordinance of government, laid its foundation on this...
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The Federalist on the Constitution

1857
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective 11 despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which " should not only be founded on free principles,...without being effectually checked and restrained by lt the others. For this reason, that convention which passed the "ordinance of government, laid its...
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Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: Dec. 1, 1817-March ...

United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - United States - 1858
...hands, and not by a single one. " An elective despotism was not the Government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...Government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually...
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Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: Dec. 1, 1817-March ...

United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - Law - 1858
...free principles, but in which the powers of Government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectuaUy checked and restrained by the others." Sir, whenever these principles shall cease to be...
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The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favor of the ..., Volume 1

Henry Barton Dawson - Constitutional law - 1863 - 615 pages
...that " they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism "was not the Government we fought for; but one which " should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others. " For this reason, that Convention which passed the or" dinance of Government, laid its • foundation...
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The Fœderalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favor of the ..., Volume 1

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1864 - 615 pages
...that "they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism "was not the Government we fought for; but one which " should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others. " For this reason, that Convention which passed the or" dinance of Government, laid its foundation...
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The Federalist: a Collection of Essays Written in Favor of the New ..., Volume 1

United States - 1864 - 615 pages
...that "they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism "was not the Government we fought for; but one which " should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others. " For this reason, that Convention which passed the or" dinance of Government, laid its foundation...
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The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States : a ...

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1864 - 659 pages
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should bo so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their...
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Federalist: a Collection of Essays, Written in Favor of the New Constitution ...

1865 - 615 pages
...chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism "was not the Government we fought for; but one which "shoufd not only be founded on free principles, but in "which...effectually checked and restrained by the others. " For this reason, that Convention which passed the or" dinance of Government,. laid its foundation...
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Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion

James Buchanan - United States - 1866 - 296 pages
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...legal limits without being effectually checked and controlled by the others.' " Should the proceedings of the Covode Committee become a precedent, both...
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