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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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The Communitarian Constitution

Beau Breslin - Law - 2004 - 269 pages
...itself," Madison understood that "auxiliary precautions" might be necessary. He wrote in Federalist 47: "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."8 Thus, within the constitutionalist framework of American politics at least, there is a democratic...
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The Rule of Law in Nascent Democracies: Judicial Politics in Argentina

Rebecca Bill Chavez - Law - 2004 - 255 pages
...the executive power, the judge could have the force of an oppressor." Hamilton echoes Montesquieu: "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very def1nition of tyranny."12 In most of Latin America, democratic transitions have occurred, yet the judicial...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - History - 2004 - 162 pages
...powers—is the interplay between reason and the passions in a properly constructed democracy. Madison agreed that "[t]he accumulation of all powers, legislative,...executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether one, few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the...
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Cato Supreme Court Review, 2003-2004, Volumes 2003-2004

Mark K. Moller - Law - 2004 - 517 pages
...example, evident in the very structure of the Constitution, was drawn from Montesquieu, out of recognition that the "accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." 91 "See, eg, Letter from Tench Coxe to...
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Senator Albert Gore, Sr.: Tennessee Maverick

Kyle Longley - History - 2004 - 384 pages
...over Congress. He angered the Nixon people when he quoted James Madison from the Federalist Papers: "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly he pronounced...
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Confirmation Hearing on Federal Appointments: Hearing Before the Committee ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Judges - 2004
...as well as the branch of government that enforces the law. As Madison stated in Federalist No. 47, "[t]he accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same bands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly...
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The Genevan Reformation and the American Founding

David W. Hall - History - 2005 - 484 pages
...Madison added this definition of the republican ideal, invoking the memory of Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos: "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny" (Federalist #47). The founders' commitment to prevent one branch or person in government from wielding...
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The Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science: Transforming ...

John A. Marini, Ken Masugi - Political Science - 2005 - 388 pages
..."original will" is the separation of powers. As Madison had famously remarked in Federalist No. 47, "[t]he accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive,...justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny" (No. 47 at 301). For all of his vaunted argument about representative government in Federalist No....
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - Political Science - 2005 - 427 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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Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries

John Kincaid, George Alan Tarr - Political Science - 2005 - 467 pages
...establishing a system based on checks and balances and on a separation of powers. The delegates were aware that "the accumulation of all powers legislative,...and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective might justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny"; therefore, "the preservation of liberty...
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