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" The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. "
Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times - Page 132
by George Robertson - 1855 - 404 pages
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Man's Duty to Man: A Study of Social Conditions, Their Causes, and how They ...

John Downey Works - Democracy - 1919 - 204 pages
...aristocrats of a Venetian senate. Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist had this to say on the same subject : The accumulation of all powers, Legislative, Executive...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the Federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with this accumulation of power, or with...
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The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local

William Bennett Munro - United States - 1919 - 648 pages
...1787 accepted it as gospel. "No political truth," wrote Madison, "is of greater intrinsic value. . . . The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." 2 Hence, while no express statement of Montesquieu's principle was incorporated in the' national constitution,...
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Political Systems in Transition: War-time and After

Charles Ghequiere Fenwick - Democracy - 1920 - 322 pages
...into question. Few, indeed, of those who still had faith in it would go so far as to say with Madison that " the accumulation of all powers, legislative,...judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or of many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition...
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History of the United States

Charles Austin Beard, Mary Ritter Beard - United States - 1921 - 663 pages
...accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judicial, in the same hands," wrote Madison, " whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." The devices which the convention adopted to prevent such a centralization of authority were exceedingly...
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Selected Articles on Current Problems in Municipal Government

Lamar Taney Beman - Municipal government - 1923 - 542 pages
...which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judicial, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with the accumulation of power, or with...
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Selected Articles on Current Problems in Municipal Government

Lamar Taney Beman - Municipal government - 1923 - 542 pages
...which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judicial, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfyappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal...
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Railway Transportation: Principles and Point of View

Sidney Lincoln Miller - Railroads - 1924 - 905 pages
...be exercised by government. "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and j'udicial, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny," said Madison. To avoid such a situation conscious effort was made so to draft fundamental laws that...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 94

Law - 1922
...force." If this all -eclipsing power or force is concentrated in one head or department, we have tyranny. "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny:'" (1) Revised edition, page 572. (2) The Federalist. No. XLVII. CENTRAL LAW JOURNAL "The true liberty...
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The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Clinton Rossiter - Fiction - 2003 - 648 pages
...with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal Constitution, therefore, really chargeable with this accumulation of power, or with...
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The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers

David Wootton - History - 392 pages
...the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. Were the federal constitution therefore really chargeable with this accumulation of power or with a...
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