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Página 55 - Every man the least conversant in Roman story knows how often that republic was obliged to take refuge in the absolute power of a single man, under the formidable title of Dictator, as well against the intrigues of ambitious individuals who aspired to the tyranny and the seditions of whole classes of the community whose conduct threatened the existence of all government, as against the invasions of external enemies who menaced the conquest and destruction of Rome.
Página 68 - Congress elected for one fixed period, going out perhaps by fixed instalments, which cannot be accelerated or retarded — you have a President chosen for a fixed period, and immovable during that period : all the arrangements are for stated times. There is no elastic element, everything is rigid, specified, dated. Come what may, you can quicken nothing and can retard nothing.
Página 55 - A feeble Executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be in practice a bad government.
Página 57 - The representatives of the people, in a popular assembly, seem sometimes to fancy that they are the people themselves, and betray strong symptoms of impatience and disgust at the least sign of opposition from any other quarter; as if the exercise of its rights, by either the executive or judiciary, were a breach of their privilege and an outrage to their dignity.
Página 55 - Energy in the Executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy.
Página 116 - A segurança interna do paiz ; 6.° A probidade da administração; 7.° A guarda e emprego constitucional dos dinheiros públicos ; 8." As leis orçamentarias votadas pelo Congresso. § 1." Esses delictos serão definidos em lei especial. § 2.
Página 7 - E se ben ti ricordi e vedi lume, vedrai te somigliante a quella inferma che non può trovar posa in su le piume, ma con dar volta suo dolore scherma.
Página 103 - Le Président, c'est-à-dire le premier ministre du peuple souverain, est au pouvoir pour un temps limité durant lequel il est politiquement indépendant des factions, et peut envisager les passions étrangères du moment, avec le calme nécessaire pour les évaluer exactement, et les accueillir ouïes rejeter conformément aux exigences du devoir public ou aux prescriptions de sa conscience.
Página 155 - II. et des empereurs. Mais, au Brésil, depuis des années, il n'ya plus ni procès politiques, ni prisonniers d'État, ni procès de presse, ni conspiration, ni transportation. La pensée n'y est point justiciable de la police, saisie en douane, suspecte, marquée. L'âme est libre dans toutes ses confessions, et le citoyen dans tous ses mouvements. La raison d'État chôme. « Et cela pourquoi ? parce que...
Página 155 - Pedro 11 a mis la Majesté non dans la prérogative, non dans la personne, mais dans le caractère, dans les œuvres ; parce que l'esprit général du pays est tolérance, conciliation, sociabilité; parce que le catholicisme lui-même, quoique ayant privilège d'État, n'ose plus y jongler de l'anathème et de la foudre.

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