The Changing Order: Essays on Government, Monopoly, and Education, Written During a Period of Readjustment

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Putnam, 1914 - 287 halaman
 

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Halaman 4 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.
Halaman 97 - Property does become clothed with a public interest when used in a manner to make it of public consequence, and affect the community at large.
Halaman 20 - And, for extending the fundamental principles of civil and religious liberty, which form the basis whereon these republics, their laws and constitutions are erected; to fix and establish those principles as the basis of all laws, constitutions, and governments, which forever hereafter shall be formed in the said territory...
Halaman 5 - However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Halaman 14 - Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay, by the adoption of a Constitution of Government, better calculated than your former for an intimate Union, and for the efficacious management of your common concerns.
Halaman 184 - Although, among the enumerated powers of government, we do not find the word " bank," or " incorporation," we find the great powers to lay and collect taxes ; to borrow money ; to regulate commerce ; to declare and conduct a war ; and to raise and support armies and navies.
Halaman 183 - We admit, as all must admit, that the powers of the government are limited, and that its limits are not to be transcended. But we think the sound construction of the Constitution must allow to the national legislature that discretion, with respect to the means by which the powers it confers are to be carried into execution, which will enable that body to perform the high duties assigned to it, in I the manner most beneficial to the people.
Halaman 102 - For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? and what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Halaman 185 - Commerce, undoubtedly, is traffic, but it is something more, — it is intercourse. It describes the commercial intercourse between nations, and parts of nations, in all its branches, and is regulated by prescribing rules for carrying on that intercourse.
Halaman 240 - That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and that no Inhabitant of said State shall ever be molested in person, or property on account of his or her mode of religious worship: Provided, That polygamous or plural marriages are forever prohibited.

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