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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 Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Political science - 1900 - 1009 pages
...of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no ene could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others. — NOTES ON VIRGINIA, viii, 361. FORD ED., iii, 224. (1782.) 3585. GOVERNMENTS (American), Principles....
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The Federalist

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1901 - 488 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 ordinance of government laid its foundation on this...
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The Federalist: A Collection of Essays

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1901 - 488 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 ordinance of government laid its foundation on this...
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Master Thoughts of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - 1907 - 196 pages
...government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free prin2. 163. ciples, but one in which the powers of government should be so divided...effectually checked and restrained by the others. . . . The legislature have accordingly in many instances decided rights which should have been left...
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Selections from the Federalist

William Bennett Munro - Constitutional history - 1914 - 202 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 ordinance of government laid its foundation on this...
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Concerning Justice

Lucilius Alonzo Emery - Courts - 1914 - 170 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 the convention which passed the ordinance of government laid its foundation on this...
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The South Western Reporter, Volume 165

Law reports, digests, etc - 1914
...the government we fough* for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but one in which the powers of government should be so divided...among several bodies of magistracy as that no one should transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by others.' 'To...
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Stone & Webster Public Service Journal, Volume 8

Electrical engineering - 1911
...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." INEQUALITIES IN TAXATION The committee on taxation appointed by the Texas Commercial Secretaries' Association...
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STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

ARTHUR N. HOLCOMBE - 1919
...the division of powers becomes the doctrine of checks and balances. As Jefferson himself had said: "The powers of government should be so divided and...effectually checked and restrained by the others." 2 But during the half dozen years intervening between the time when Jefferson wrote his Notes on Virginia...
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State Government in the United States

Arthur Norman Holcombe - State governments - 1916 - 498 pages
...the division of powers becomes the doctrine of checks and balances. As Jefferson himself had said: "The powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy^ as^tnatnoone could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by...
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