Conservative Essays Legal and Political (Classic Reprint)

Conservative Essays Legal and Political (Classic Reprint)
Conservative Essays Legal and Political (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Conservative Essays Legal and PoliticalIf you took the trouble of looking into the first volume of my Essays, which was sent you, the title of the chapter in which the coincidence of our opinions is most apparent will probably have caused it to escape your notice. It is the chapter on The New Constitution of Kentucky. The subject caused an attempted theoretical development of some of the main fundamentals of re publican government, and the discussion of topics that have since been handled with so much ability by yourself.But, sir, the true motive for the obtrusion of these remarks is the desire I have felt to give a public expression of my con gratulations to you and other workers of England in the conser vative cause of liberty, for your bold, novel plan of electing mem bers of Parliament, the better to insure a practical protection and representation to minorities. That protection was the main idea upon which our written Constitutions were made. But, as Madison foresaw, the want of some such practical power of self protection, some extraneous power to cause the Constitution to be obeyed, has caused its supposed ample security to prove a mere delusion in the very hour of its utmost need. Our dear bought experience of the last four years has fully proved that you cannot well do too much in that direction; that is, you cannot be too solicitous about bridling and curbing the arbitrary will of your majorities. This is all the more essential for you, as your judiciary have no veto power over the omnipotence of your Parlia ment. Such omnipotence anywhere in terrestrial government is what we Americans have been taught to View with abhorrence. If you will excuse me for saying so, we contemplate your nation as in the unenviable position of enjoying freedom only by the permission of its own servants. To enjoy it as we shall have to do in all the long future only by the permission of the majority, or rather of the majority party, is a degradation of the same char acter, only somewhat less perhaps in degree. To every enlight ened lover of true civil liberty either is sufficiently degrading to the manhood of those who make the proud boast of being freemen.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.