The Administration Of President Hayes; The Larwill Lectures, 1915, Delivered At Kenyon College

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byJohn William Burgess

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IV THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OP THE GOVERNMENT UPON ITS CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATION THE Civil War had subordinated all departments of the government to the executive as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the period of reconstruction had carried the pendulum to the other end of the arc, and made the legislature supreme. It remained for President Hayes' administration to restore the constitutional equilibrium of independent co-ordinate departments, each acting within its own constitutionally prescribed sphere and all co-operating in the constitutionally prescribed manner. President Hayes' activities as directed toward this end may be distinguished under three categories. First, his doctrine as to the presidential term. Second, his opposition to parliamentary government as unconstitutional and as irreconcilable with the principles of the Republic. Third, his reform of the civil service. First. It was President Hayes' firm belief that the admissibility of a second term in the presidential office furnished temptations dangerous to, if not absolutely incompatible with, the most effective discharge of the duties of the great office. He was convinced that it was too severe a draft upon human nature to expect that any man under the temptation of securing a second term would not have his thoughts, time, and energies diverted, in a greater or less measure, from the discharge of his official duties to the work of bringing about his renomination and his re-election. He also believed that the policies and official activities of a President under such a temptation would be, more or less, tainted with selfish considerations, which would blind his vision and demoralize his conscience. And, finally, he was clearly convinced that any reform in the official ser...

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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. 1916. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IV THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT OP THE GOVERNMENT UPON ITS CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATION THE Civil War had subordinated all depart...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217292445

ISBN - 13:9780217292443

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