My Quarter Century Of American Politics (volume 1) by Champ ClarkMy Quarter Century Of American Politics (volume 1) by Champ Clark

My Quarter Century Of American Politics (volume 1)

byChamp Clark

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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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. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII The Congress. LORD BACON ranks the founders of states (conditores i imperiorum, he denominates them) as among the greatest of mankind. The Constitutional Convention was composed of the wisest men that ever met under one roof. The most sensible thing done by the Fathers of this Republic was the distribution of the powers of the Federal government into three departments; the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. The fact that a bill must be passed by the House, and also by the Senate, before it is sent to the President for his signature gives time for reflection, discussion, and analysis, not only by Representatives and Senators, but by the public, for in this age of electricity nearly everybody betwixt the two seas knows of any event of considerable importance the same day, or not later than the morning after. The next wisest thing was to divide the Congress into two branches. Some lady asked George Washington at a great dinner what the Senate was created for and why there were two legislative branches instead of only one. He said that the Senate would perform the same function for legislation that a saucer did for tea; that they would pour the hot tea of the House into the saucer of the Senate to cool off". Evidently, while General Washington was both a great soldier and a great statesman, he was not up to date in pink-tea etiquette or he would not have said anything about pouring tea into a saucer. I have sometimes thought that, in these latter days, it is the hot Senate tea that needs cooling off quite as often as the House tea. In a few matters the legislative and executive powers overlap and coalesce. For instance, no bill becomes a law unless it is signed by the President, or unless it is passed over his veto by a majority of two-thirds...
Title:My Quarter Century Of American Politics (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217259901

ISBN - 13:9780217259903