Democratic Government; A Study Of Politics by Albert StickneyDemocratic Government; A Study Of Politics by Albert Stickney

Democratic Government; A Study Of Politics

byAlbert Stickney

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IL THE PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT. The political experience of the human race, and especially of the people of these United States, has now established, as it seems to me, the soundness of certain principles of democratic government. These principles may be classified into principles relating to-- A. The Organ Of The People's Will. B. The Organization Of The Government. C. The Selection Of Its Organs And Members. D. Its Securities. The principles will be considered in the order here given. We are first to consider the principles which relate to A. The Organ Of The People's Will. How is a people to think, and form its judgment? How is a people to form and utter its will? For it will be found that the political action of any people must necessarily be limited to the forming its judgment, and uttering its will. Action, the carrying that will into effect, a people must always intrust to its hand, to single men, specially selected, by the people, for administration. The principles relating to the forming of a people's judgment and will, to such political action as can ever be taken by a people, are as follows: PRINCIPLE I.--The Public Meeting is the Organ of a People's Thought and WilL The meaning of this principle is this: Every people that is to take common action, as to either men or measures, must meet in one body, and act as one body, in the persons, either of its own individual citizens, or of their elected representatives. If the numbers of the people be not too large, its individual citizens must all meet and act in one body. . That would be the case with the small peoples, which have a population of not more than twenty-five hundred or thereabouts, which would make the number of voting citizens about five hundred. If, however, the numbers of...
Title:Democratic Government; A Study Of PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021746467X

ISBN - 13:9780217464673