Debateson the Constitution, Proposed for the Government of the United States, Taken in Short-Hand by T. Lloyd

Debateson the Constitution, Proposed for the Government of the United States, Taken in Short-Hand by T. Lloyd

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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. 1788 edition. Excerpt: ...notice of his obfervation oti the qualified negative of the prelldent; for he finds no fault with it; he mentions, however, that he ihinks it a vain and ufelefs power, becaufe it can never beexecuted. The reafon he affigns for this is, that the king 6f Great-Britain, who has an abfolute negative over the laws propofed by parliament, has never exercilVd it, at Jeaft, not for many years. It is true, and the reafon why he did ftfflt exercife it, was, that during all-that time, the king poffelfed a negative before the bill had pafled through tbe two bwufes-; a much ftronger pov-r than a negative after debate. I believe, fince the revolution, at tbe time of William the Hid. it was never known, that a bill difagreeable to the crown, pafled both houfes. At one time in the reign of Oueen Anne, when there appeared fome danger of this being effected, it is well known that fhc created twelve peers, and by that means effectuality defeated it.--Again; there was fome rifk of late years in the prefent reign, with regard to Mr. Fox's Eaft-India bill, as it is ufualiy railed, that pafled through the houfe of commons, but the king had intereft enough in the houfe of peers, to have it thrown out; thus it never eame up for the royal aflent. But that is no reafon why this negative fhould not be exereifed here, and exercMed with great advantage. Similar powers are known in more than one of the ftates. The governors of Maflachufetts and New-York have a power ltmilar to this; and it has been exercifed frequently to good eflfecl: . I believe the governor of New-York, under this power, has been known to fend back five or fix bills in a week; and I well recollect that at the time the funding fyftem was adopted by our legiflature, the people in that ftate confidereJ the...
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  • English
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