United States Law Review Volume 55, PT. 1

United States Law Review Volume 55, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...an agglomeration of individuals without cohesion, still held together for a time by its traditions and institutions. This is the phase when men, divided by their interests and aspirations, but no longer knowing how to govern themselves, ask to be directed in their smallest acts; and when the State exercises its absorbing influence. With the definite loss of the old ideal, the race ends by entirely losing its soul; it becomes nothing more than a dust of isolated individuals, and returns to what it was at the star-t, --a crowd." Agreeing with the above sentiment, the federal constitution provides: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively or to the people." Resolute insistence upon local self government is a sure test of a people's vitality and fitness to survive. Any other course denotes enfeeblement of will; and always because of this enfeeblement and not because of any lack of intelligence the great peoples have disappeared from history. Vast powers of home rule, including the maintenance and control of public education, were retained by the states. Madison and Pickney desired the federal constitution to empower congress to establish a national university; but their motion was defeated. Washington urged it upon congress, as a most effective instrument for the amalgamation of the people, but it was not established. Today, the center of gravity of governmental power, which first inclined towards the individual states, has swung far over towards the central government. A national university, or any federal control of public education, will greatly increase the centralization of government and the degradation of social...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772792
  • 9781236772794