Audi Alteram Partem, Letters of a Representative to His Constituents

Audi Alteram Partem, Letters of a Representative to His Constituents

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...whether there is not another, not assailed by the high, but on the contrary patronized for exercise upon the low. To "seduce," in the ordinary meaning of the term, is a great evil to the immediate object. But if there can be produced cases where for one seduced there are fifty, and where the corruption extends to the connexions and domestic relations of each to the extent of fifty more, --it is at least fair to make a kind of balance sheet, in which there shall be a just comparison of what has been sometimes called " the total of the whole." What are the results of educating a large portion of the male sex (women receive their share in the other kind), to think one way and vote another? It is pretended that parliamentary government is for the purpose of securing conformity, at least within certain limits, between the acts of the authorities, and the interests of the voters. Why then begin by telling them that they shall not act for their own interests, but the interests of somebody else? Who are these other somebodies; trot them out, and let us look at them. Who is it that maintains that the voter shall vote in his interest and not his own; and what manner of man is it, that having the luok to be in high places, supports the system? The subject has been argued, till in the feeling at all events 158 Seducing a " Paterfamilias." of the sufferers, it is as thoroughly talked out, as the Corn Laws or the Slave Trade. It is useless to be always going over old ground; the minister has told us, it is not arguments he wants, but demonstrations. He looks desiringly upon the time, when the Chartists marched on London; or at all events he holds forth that kind of thing, as the thing needful towards gaining his approbation and...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535278
  • 9781236535276