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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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Alexander Hamilton

Henry Jones Ford - Statesmen - 1920 - 381 pages
...principles or as antagonistic to authority in his practice. His notion of a proper Constitution was one " in which the powers of government should be so divided...effectually checked and restrained by the others." While the constitutional convention was at work he wrote to Madison suggesting that, to give stability...
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Alexander Hamilton

Henry Jones Ford - Statesmen - 1920 - 381 pages
...principles or as antagonistic to authority in his practice. His notion of a proper Constitution was one "in which the powers of government should be so divided...bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend then* legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." While the constitutional...
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Principles and Problems of Government

Charles Grove Haines, Bertha Harner Moser Hains - Political science - 1921 - 597 pages
...but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government be so divided and balanced among several bodies of...without being effectually checked and restrained by the other. f Second, protection of the minority. To protect the mi. n^rity against the danger of oppressions...
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Principles and Problems of Government

Charles Grove Haines, Bertha Moser Haines, Mrs. Bertha Harner (Moser) Hains - Political science - 1921 - 597 pages
...would surely be as oppressive as one. 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 be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their...
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The Constitution of the United States: Yesterday, Today--and Tomorrow?

James Montgomery Beck - Constitutional history - 1924 - 344 pages
...from the *In 1781, Jefferson wrote: "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." In 1787, John Adams wrote: "If there is one certain truth to be collected from the history of all ages,...
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Congressional Review of International Agreements: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Security and Scientific Affairs - Constitutional law - 1976 - 416 pages
...Federal Convention. In his Jfotcn on Virginia he wrote that "the government we fought for" was one "in which the powers of government should be so divided...without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."1* After the new government of the United States went into operation, John Adams, now vice-president,...
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Congressional Review of International Agreements: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Security and Scientific Affairs - Constitutional law - 1976 - 416 pages
...Virginia he wrote that "the government we fought for" was one "in which the powers of government should he so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy,...effectually checked and restrained by the others." ™ After the new government of the United States went into operation, John Adams, now vice-president,...
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The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, Volume 25

Alexander Hamilton, Harold Coffin Syrett - History - 1977 - 646 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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Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State: Volume Six ...

A. London Fell - Political Science - 1983 - 459 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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Law and Letters in American Culture

Robert A. Ferguson - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 417 pages
..."bind up the several branches of government by certain laws" and can survive only as long as power is "so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one [can] transcend their legal limits." On the other hand, even the best of governments will degenerate...
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