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The best plan in such a case is , I think , to keep the original sketch in all
essentials as it was at first written , and to describe shortly such changes either in
the Constitution itself , or in the Constitutions compared with it , as seem material .
For the sake of keeping the headship of the plutocracy , and through that of the
nation , they should not offend the plutocracy ... They should give large donations
out of income , if by so doing they keep , as they would keer , their capital intact .
... and will have to reject or re - elect to - morrow . In finance the most striking
effect in America has , on the first view of it , certainly been good . It has enabled
the Government to obtain and to keep a vast surplus of revenue over expenditure
16 , 712 , 000 1871 • • • . No one who knows anything of the working of
Parliamentary Government , will for a moment imagine that any Parliament would
have allowed any executive to keep a surplus of this magnitude . In England ,
after the ...
They wished to keep “ the legislative branch absolutely distinct from the executive
branch ; ” they believed such a separation to be essential to a good constitution ;
they believed such a separation to exist in the English , which the wisest of ...
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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