Speeches, Messages, And Other Writings Of The Hon. Albert G. Brown; A Senator In Congress From The State Of Mississippi by Michael W. CluskeySpeeches, Messages, And Other Writings Of The Hon. Albert G. Brown; A Senator In Congress From The State Of Mississippi by Michael W. Cluskey

Speeches, Messages, And Other Writings Of The Hon. Albert G. Brown; A Senator In Congress From The…

byMichael W. Cluskey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... is, as I understand the discussion to-day, as to whether the whole censure of this proceeding shall rest on the board for having made certain recommendations which the President has approved. Now, sir, we all know perfectly well that it is the right of the President to remove men from office--a right which he exercises every day in civil life. He removes a foreign minister, or a cabinet minister, or the collector of one of your important ports, or any other officer that you choose, or whole scores of them together; and he sends in nominations of gentlemen to take their places: is it your right to demand of the President why he made those removals? No. If you think the removals have been made from improper motives, and without just and proper reason, you may reject the successor and leave the office for the time being vacant; but you cannot, I maintain again, demand of the President why he made the removals. That attempt was tried during the days of " Old Hickory," and he resisted it, and very properly resisted it, as an encroachment on his rights as the executive of the nation; and he never would assign reasons why he dismissed anybody from office. He would not do it because you had no right to demand it. You had no right to demand it in matters relating to offices in civil life; and if you had no right to make the demand in such cases, I maintain that you have no right to make the same demand in reference to men in the navy or army service. You may, as the senator from Tennessee suggests, refuse to confirm the nominations of the successors of those removed. That is your privilege, and that is the whole extent of it. If you fail to be satisfied that the man was removed for proper cause, you may, on that account, if you choose, refuse to confirm his succes...
Title:Speeches, Messages, And Other Writings Of The Hon. Albert G. Brown; A Senator In Congress From The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.73 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217056733

ISBN - 13:9780217056731

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