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But — and here is the capital distinction — the functions of the House of
Commons are important and continuous . It does not , like the Electoral College
in the United States , separate when it has elected its ruler ; it watches , legislates
, seats ...
... subject of electioneering management : a man cannot know that he does not
throw his vote away except he votes as part of some great organisation ; and if he
votes as a part , he abdicates his electoral function in favour of the managers of ...
Historical oligarchy , as well as democracy , agreed in requiring a certain
established system of government , comprising the three elements of specialised
functions , temporary functionaries , and ultimate responsibility ( under some
forms or ...
... by whom all the executive functions , then few in number , which the society
requires , are either performed or directed . His personal ascendancy - derived
from divine . countenance bestowed both upon 36 THE ENGLISH
As the functions of English royalty are for the most part latent , it fulfils this
condition . It seems to order , but it never seems to struggle . It is commonly
hidden like a mystery , and sometimes paraded like a pageant , but in neither
case is 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