Debates and Proceedings of the Maryland Reform Convention to Revise the State Constitution Volume 1

Debates and Proceedings of the Maryland Reform Convention to Revise the State Constitution Volume 1

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: the; were. Certain it was, that up to that time, no such vote could ever have heen ohtained in the Legislature, to call a Convention--immediate); after the operation of that darling measure of hiennial sessions was known, this Convention was called. The reformers saw, or thought the; saw, in these hiennial sessions, no hope of alterations in the Constitution hy th eLegislature, and that a Convention alone could afford them relief. If the question to he decided was, whether the Convention should insert in the organic law, asa matter of permanent provision, a clause that there should he hiennial sessions of the Legislature, and none other--was this Convention to deprive the Legislature, and through the Legislature, the people, of the right to have annual sessions, he the exigencies of the State what the; might; and that, too, when in this very hill it was declared that the Governor should nave this power? How would this show the inconsistent: of those gentleman, who were heretofore maintaining in this Convention, popular rights with so much zeal and eloquence, if the; now refused to the Legislature the exercise of this power, and gave it to the Governor? Who had the hest opportunity of knowing when, and what legislation was required? The Governor or the Legislature? Those to whom the Constitution has confided the legislative power, or he, whose power that Constitution has declared, shall he forever separated from those of the Legislature? He did not think it could he asserted, that the Governor could possihly have the means which the representatives of the people possessed, of knowing what they desired, or what legislation was necessary or proper for them, or at which time it ought to he enacted. Let the power, therefore, he placed in the more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494431
  • 9781236494436