Gold Coast Native Institutions; With Thoughts Upon a Healthy Imperial Policy for the Gold Coast and Ashanti
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...and destoolment of their Kings and Chiefs, to be governed by their own Customary Laws. So that, where the people see no infraction of the Customary Law thereto appertaining, it would be strange to say that a king ceases to be a king, if "for other sufficient reason " the Governor chooses to say he does not recognise him; and stranger still if the Government may obtrude upon an unwilling people its own nominee, and violate the sanctity of the kingly office. If you construe the section favourably to the "inherent jurisdiction" of the native Kings and Chiefs, then, of course, you remove the necessity of urging upon the Legislature the importance of removing from the statute-book an ambiguity which is a danger and a snare to the "inherent jurisdiction" of the native Kings and Chiefs. For, as the law now stands, a native king or chief may unwarily bring himself under the Ordinance, only to find afterwards that his ancient freedom and "inherent jurisdiction" have been compromised. CHAPTER VI. THE CONFLICT OF SENTIMENTS. "The object of our policy should be to encourage in the natives the exertion of those qualities which may render it possible for us more and more to transfer to them the administration of all the Governments."--Parliamentary Committee, 1865. "If you will not allow a nation to govern itself through its best passions, you can only govern it yourself through its worst passions."--Speaker. Of all the colonial possessions of the British Crown, the most disappointing have undoubtedly been the territories and protectorates in West AfricaTime out of mind great expectations have been formed of them, expeditious after expeditions have been undertaken, numerous wars have been fought, and...
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