Round Table Volume 9, No. 1 - V. 10, No. 1

Round Table Volume 9, No. 1 - V. 10, No. 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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...same that the state governments work with--and that needs no military force, except to aid the civil authority, and put down any banded criminal opposition thereto. The states being the sole sources of all power, federal military force against any of the people, without or against state authority, is treasonable. To impress upon the reader at this point the absolute sovereignty of the people, and the subordination of their governments, as well as the perfect similarity, in created existence, character, and vicarious authority, of the federal and state governments; and, moreover, to get an absolute and unquestionable basis for further exposition, let us have the sacred testimony of the fathers as to the seat or residence of original, absolute, and incontrollable authority, i. ., sovereignty. It is well to observe here that every organic law expressed or implied that " All Political Power is Inherent In The People," so that the fathers did not, in the following extracts, expres'their opinions merely, but truths--the very institutes of freedom. The Doctrine Of The Fathers. Said Hamilton in the convention of New York, in 1788, speaking of the proposed system: " What is the structure of this government?... The people govern. They act by their immediate representatives." He evidently knew of no "absolute supremacy" in "the government." John Jay, of New York, the first Chief-Justice of the United States, wrote as follows, in his " address to the people " of that state, in favor of the federal Constitution: " The proposed government is to be the government of the people. All its officers are to be their officers, and to exercise no rights but such as the people commit to them. The more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516494
  • 9781236516497