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" Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments; and even in these it is not always found. It is there only when there is no abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry... "
The Philanthropist: Or Philosophical Essays on Politics, Government, Morals ... - Page 10
1795 - 343 pages
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The Radical Lord Radnor: The Public Life of Viscount Folkestone, Third Earl ...

Ronald K. Huch - Great Britain - 1977 - 204 pages
...with Montesquieu that "constant experience shows that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." There had to be some disinterested politicians who would help keep corruption in government to a minimum....
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Evaluation in Environmental Planning: Assessing Environmental, Social ...

Donald M. McAllister - Architecture - 1982 - 308 pages
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits?13 34 Philosophy of Democracy tution,...
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Political economy and constitutional reform: hearings before the ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee - Constitutional law - 1983
...Montesquieu's first proposition is: "Constant experience shows us that man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true that virtue itself has need of limits?"" Second, "To prevent this abuse it is...
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Constitutional Amendment to Restore Legislative Veto: Hearing ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Constitutional amendments - 1985 - 252 pages
...Montesquieu wrote that "constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go .... To prevent this abuse, it is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check...
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Essays in the Public Philosophy

Walter Lippmann - Political Science - 189 pages
...Montesquieu said, ". . . constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has needs of limits? To prevent this abuse it is necessary...
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Miscellaneous materials: hearings before the Subcommittee on Criminal ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice - 1989
...free" because "constant 10 11 experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.* Thus, *[t]o prevent this abuse, it i* necessary fror. i-.e very nature of things that power should...
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Executive Privilege: The Dilemma of Secrecy and Democratic Accountability

Mark J. Rozell, Professor of Public Policy Mark J Rozell, PhD - Executive privilege (Government information) - 1994 - 197 pages
...becoming tyrannical:12 "Constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go ... To prevent this abuse, it is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check...
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Privatization: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy, Volume 1

George K. Yarrow, Piotr Jasinski - Business & Economics - 1996 - 512 pages
...Montesquieu asserts that "constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go" (Spirit of the Laws, I, 150); I. Kant that "the possession of power invariably debases the free judgment...
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FDR and the Modern Presidency: Leadership and Legacy

Mark J. Rozell, William D. Pederson - History - 1997 - 242 pages
...tyrannical.20 . . . [C]onstant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. ... To prevent this abuse, it is necessary from the very nature, of things that power should be a check...
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Controlling the State: Constitutionalism from Ancient Athens to Today

Scott GORDON, Scott Gordon - Political Science - 2009 - 412 pages
...abuse of power. But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. Is it not strange, though true, to say that virtue itself has need of limits? To prevent this abuse, it is necessary...
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