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... chief of the practical Executive - - the Premier as we should call him — to be we
nominated and to be removable by the vote of lii INTRODUCTION TO THE
SECOND EDITION .
The United States and its copies were the only present and familiar Republics ,
and in these the systeni was exactly opposite . The Executive was there
appointed by the people as the Legislative was too . No conspicuous example of
any other ...
... either if the executive authority nearest to him did not like it . The experiment of
a strictly Parliamentary Republic - of a Republic where the Parliament appoints
the Executive — is being tried in France at an extreme disadvantage , because in
... President as an executive officer and to compare it with that of a Prime Minister
; and I devoted much space to showing that in one principal respect the English
system is by far the best . The English Premier being appointed by the selection ...
A hostile legislature and a hostile executive were so tied together , that the
legislature tried , and tried in vain , to rid itself of the executive by accusing it of
illegal practices . The legislature was so afraid of the President ' s legal power
that it ...
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review