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These difficulties are particularly raised by questions of foreign policy . On most
domestic subjects , either custom or legislation has limited the use of the
prerogative . The mode of governing the country , according to the existing laws ,
is mostly ...
If in such cases they showed a reluctance to act as the people wished , they
would have the same lesson taught them as on vital and exciting questions of
domestic legislation , and the case is not so likely to happen , for on these
internal and ...
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 ...
... 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 , and being
removable at the pleasure , of the preponderant Legislative Assembly , is sure to
Legislative Assembly , is sure to be able to rely on that assembly . If he wants
legislation to aid his policy he can obtain that legislation ; he can carry out that
policy . But the American President has no similar security . He is elected in one
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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