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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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Reflections on Garcia and Its Implications for Federalism

Constitutional amendments - 1986 - 56 pages
...result sought by Jefferson, whom Madison approvingly quotes in The Federalist No. 48: a government "in which the powers of government should be so divided...without being effectually checked and restrained by others." Madison develops this line of reasoning mainly in a separation-of-powers context, concerned...
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Essays in the Public Philosophy

Walter Lippmann - Political Science - 189 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." In a modern democratic state, the chief executive office must be elective. But as heredity, prescription,...
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To Chain the Dog of War: The War Power of Congress in History and Law

Francis Dunham Wormuth, Edwin Brown Firmage - Law - 1989 - 361 pages
...familiar. (86, 120) To remedy this defect, Jefferson proposed that "the powers of governr Vil * ment should be so divided and balanced among several bodies...effectually checked and restrained by the others." So Jefferson called in checks and balances— not, as previously, of social classes, but of governmental...
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Statutory Interpretation and the Uses of Legislative History ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice - Law - 1990 - 531 pages
...the other\ branches of government: "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. * * * [The legislature] ha[s] . . . , in many instances, decided rights which should have been left...
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State Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials : with 1990-91 Supplement

Constitutional law - 1990 - 518 pages
...restraints on the powers of government: ...An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistry, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and...
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Is the Supreme Court the Guardian of the Constitution?

Robert A. Licht - Law - 1993 - 199 pages
...his Notes on the State of Virginia: 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. 4 From what quarter, then, was the drive toward consolidation likely to originate? Publius minced no...
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The Moral Tradition of American Constitutionalism: A Theological Interpretation

Jefferson Powell, Professor of Law H Jefferson Powell - Political Science - 1993 - 296 pages
...as oppressive as one. . . . An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one ... in which the powers of government should be so divided...without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."52 Writing a few years later about the federal legislature, Jefferson equated a constitutional...
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Irving Babbitt, Literature, and the Democratic Culture

Milton Hindus
...elective despotism is not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded in free principles, but in which the powers of government...effectually checked and restrained by the others. Why should such a complex mechanism be necessary? It is because government itself was regarded by the...
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Legislative Reorganization Act of 1994: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules. Subcommittee on the Legislative Process, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules - Budget - 1994
...Congress. . . .' In the Federalist No. 48, James Madison expressed that the framers strove for a government "in which the powers of government should be so divided...without being effectually checked and restrained by others."4 Thus, the framers regarded the system of separated powers and checks and balances established...
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Democracy

Anthony Arblaster - Political Science - 1994 - 117 pages
...be as oppressive as one ... An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one ... in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies or magistracies, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked...
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