Proceedings of a National Convention of Railroad Commissioners Volume 7, PT. 1895

Proceedings of a National Convention of Railroad Commissioners Volume 7, PT. 1895

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...but there is no natural right in the individual to engage in railway transportation. The providing and maintenance of the highways of travel is a function of government which indeed may be delegated, but which can not of right be wholly surrendered. The delegation of this authority carries with it the obligation to perform the necessary duties connected with transportation, and it would not seem unreasonable to insist that with the obligation should also go the protection necessary to make its performance possible. The act to regulate commerce, passed in 1887, is an expression of the right of regulation. That Congress not only believes it has the right of direction as to the methods employed in the conduct of transportation, but also the authority to provide all necessary means for the uninterrupted maintenance of railway service, is still further attested by the following resolution which was reported by the full meeting of the House Committee on Interstate Commerce and adopted by the House at the time the railway strike of last summer was in progress: "Whereas the Constitution of the United States gives to the Congress of the United States alone the power to regulate commerce among the several States; and "Whereas said commerce has been and is now interrupted and interfered with without the authority of Congress: Therefore be it "Resolved, That the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce be, and is hereby, directed to investigate said interference and interruption and the causes therefor, and to inquire what additional legislation, if any, is necessary to prevent a recurrence thereof." The noticeable thing in this resolution is the inquiry as to what legislation, if any, is necessary, to prevent interference with the...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493052
  • 9781236493057