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Federal Government and the States; Address Delivered at Norfolk, Va., on June 29, 1907, at the Celebration of the Adoption of the First Virginia Constitution (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Federal Government and the States; Address Delivered at Norfolk, Va., on June 29, 1907, at the Celebration of the Adoption of...

Federal Government and the States; Address Delivered at Norfolk, Va., on June 29, 1907, at the Celebration of the Adoption of the First Virginia Constitution (Paperback)

Moorfield Storey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... can and the House of Representatives controlled by a Democratic majority? In such a case which represents the people? How often has the majority in the House of Representatives been wholly out of proportion to the majority at the polls? How often has a small majority in Congress increased its power by unseating its opponents? In i860 Mr. Lincoln was elected by forty per cent, of the voters, and the Republicans had sixty per cent, of the representatives chosen to the House. In 1876 Mr. Hayes received forty-eight per cent, of the popular vote, while Mr. Tilden received fifty-one, and the Democrats controlled the House of Representatives. In 1888 Mr. Harrison received fewer votes than Mr. Cleveland by more than one hundred thousand, but Mr. Harrison was elected, and the Republicans controlled the House. In 1892 Mr. Cleveland received only forty-five per cent, of the popular vote, but sixty-two per cent, of the electoral votes, and his party had a very large majority in the House. These illustrations might be multiplied indefinitely. Do such figures show that the result of Federal elections expresses the people's will? How often have the Senate and the House been controlled by different parties, so that no legislation on burning questions was possible? When the Wilson tariff bill was so amended in the Senate that President Cleveland, just elected by an enormous majority in the Electoral College, refused to sign it, how well did the Federal government represent and execute the wish of the people? When we propose to give our Federal agents more power, is it not well to consider whether we can be sure that these agents will respect our will, and not use their power to defeat it? Agents whom the people cannot control, agents who represent a minority, are not safe...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Moorfield Storey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-50962-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-50962-0
Barcode: 9781151509628

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