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... and did not exact of their representatives an obedience to those opinions ; that
they were in fact guided in their judgment by the better educated classes ; that
they preferred representatives from those classes , and gave those
Majorities may be either genuine or fictitious , and if they are not genuine , if they
do not embody the opinion of the representative as well as the opinion of the
constituency , no one would wish to have any attention paid to them . But if the ...
I think every one must admit that this is not an arrangement which seems right on
the face of it . Treaties are quite as important as most laws , and to require the
elaborate assent of representative assemblies to every word of the law , and not
Mr . Johnson described the most popular branch of the legislature — the House
of Representatives — as a body “ hanging on the verge of government ; ” and that
House impeached him criminally , in the hope that in that way they might get rid ...
We have not needed a Cavour to rule a revolution — a representative man above
all men fit for a great occasion , and by a natural legal mode brought in to rule .
But even in England , at what was the nearest to a great sudden crisis which we ...
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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