Progressive Democracy

Macmillan, 1914 - 438 Seiten

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Seite 166 - But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Seite 32 - Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
Seite 204 - America is a young country with an old mentality: it has enjoyed the advantages of a child carefully brought up and thoroughly indoctrinated; it has been a wise child. But a wise child, an old head on young shoulders, always has a comic and an unpromising side.
Seite 417 - The only way to prepare for social life is to engage in social life. To form habits of social usefulness and serviceableness apart from any direct social need and motive...
Seite 19 - We are witnessing a renaissance of public spirit, a reawakening of sober public opinion, a revival of the power of the people, the beginning of an age of thoughtful reconstruction that makes our thought hark back to the great age in which Democracy was set up in America.
Seite 133 - The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please. It should be remembered, as an axiom of eternal, truth in politics, that whatever power in any government is independent, is absolute also...
Seite 228 - Smith is justified in declaring "that the first article of any sincerely intended progressive program must be the amendment of the amending clause of the Constitution.
Seite 367 - The planning department of the democratic state," said Herbert Croly, "is created for action. ... It plans as far ahead as conditions permit or dictate. It changes its plans as often as conditions demand. It seeks above all to test its own plans, so as to discover whether they will accomplish the desired result.
Seite 164 - So the heavy hoplite was supplanted by the legionary; the knight, clad in armor, had to give place to the light free-moving infantryman: and in a general way, in the evolution of life, just as in the evolution of human societies and of individual destinies, the greatest successes have been for those who have accepted the heaviest risks.
Seite 248 - At the same time, we had developed a system of judicial interference with administration. Law paralyzing administration was an every-day spectacle. Almost every important measure of police or administration encountered an injunction. We relied on taxpayers' suits to prevent waste of public funds and misuse of the proceeds of taxation. In many jurisdictions it was not uncommon to see collection of taxes needed for the every-day conduct of public business restrained by injunction. In case of disturbance...

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