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Making America Safe for Democracy - The Referendum an Instrument of Government B.V. Hubbard

Making America Safe for Democracy - The Referendum an Instrument of Government

B.V. Hubbard

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781406732870
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204 pages
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Making America Safe for Democracy THE REFERENDUM AN INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT By B. V. HUBBARD Author of SOCIALISM, FEMINISM AND SUFFRAGISM etc. Printed by CHICAGO LEGAL NEWS CO. 1926 Copyright 1926 By B. V. HUBBARD Printed in the United States ofMoreMaking America Safe for Democracy THE REFERENDUM AN INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT By B. V. HUBBARD Author of SOCIALISM, FEMINISM AND SUFFRAGISM etc. Printed by CHICAGO LEGAL NEWS CO. 1926 Copyright 1926 By B. V. HUBBARD Printed in the United States of America NON SOLIS NOBIS CONTENTS CHAPTER I. 23 THE WORLD STRUCK LE FOB THE PEOPLE TO HULK THEMSELVES CONSEQUENCES, IF THE WAR IS LOST FHE CRUSADES, AN IDEAL ISTIC WAR AGAINST THM IMIDEL TIIK EFFECT OF ITS LOSS ON THE FAITH THE FFKKCT OF TH STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY, BOTH AT HOME AM ABROAD DANGER TO OUB DOMESTIC DEMOC RACY THE DUTY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO THE INDIVIDUAL. CHAPTER II. GOVERNMENT 33 THE NEKD AND DEMAND FOR GOVERNMENT THK STATE AND GOV ERNMENT FORMS OF STATFS AND GOVERNMENTS THEOCRACIES, ABSOLUTE MONARCHIES 1. 1 M ITU MONARCHIES DEMOCRACIES. CHAPTKR III. SOVEREIGNTY 43 CHAPTER IV. DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTIONS .... 51 TTIKIli ORIGIN THEIR FOKM TION, ADOPTION, RATIFICATION. CHAPTER V. DEMOCRATIC PARTS UNDEMOCRATIC WHOLE 63 AMENDING OF CONSTITUTION UNDEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT OFFI CIALS NON-DEMOCRATIC STATES DEMOCRATIC AND RELATED TO NATION AS I-OREIGN NATION A M ENDING POWER OF CONSTITUTION NON-DEMOCRATIC MAY DKhKAT OR ADOPT AMENDMENTS BY MINORITIES USURPS SOVEREIGNTIES OF STATES. CHAPTER VI. PERILS IN AMENDMENT 71 DANGER OK THWARTING INSTEAD OF CONFIRMING THE PEOPLES WILL. CHAPTER VII. POPULAR RATIFICATION 81 THE FATHERS OF THE REPUBLIC FOR POPULAR RATIFICATION, OPPOSED TO LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTION MAKING A USURPATION OF NATURAL RIGHT LEGISLATURES MISREPRKSFNTATIVK SOVEREIGNTY BELONGS TO A STATE ONLY WITHIN ITS OWN BOUNDARIES MISREPRESENTATION, CAUSE OF REVOLT. CHAPTER VIII. AMENDING PROCESS OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPROPER ALTERATIONS- - - 91 UNFAIR VOTING POWERS UHSURPKD SOVEREIGNTY ENGINEERED BY FACTION MALICE IN FACT NEGRESSES TO VOTE RADICAL AND TYRANNICAL LAWS RESULT OF AMENDING SYSTEM, CHAPTER IX. DEMOCRATIC AMENDMENT OF CON STITUTION 105 CONGRESSIONAL REFERENDUM POWER IN THE PEOPLE MAY BK RESUMED BY THE PEOPLE ABILITY TO AMEND CONSTITUTION ESSENTIAL TO PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT INABILITY TO CHANGE CONSTITUTION PROGRESSIVELY, A CAUSE OF REVOLUTION PROT OSEU DEMOCRATIC CHANGE OF ARTICLE V RESULTS OF ITS ADOPTION MOTIVES OF OPPOSITION ITS ADOPTION WILL SECURE THE RULE OF THE PEOPLE AND CONCORD AND DEMOCRACY SHALL FLOURISH, CHAPTER X. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION - - 117 CHAPTER XI. THE REFERENDUM 13 J CHAPTER XII. PUBLIC OPINION 141 THE REFERENDA AS A MEANS OF ASCERTAINING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. CHAPTER XIII. PERVERSION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND OF THE LAW 153 CHAPTER XIV. THE ALLIES OF PROHIBITION .... 169 CHAPTER XV. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SOUTH - - - 183 JEFFERSON DAVIS ON PROHIBITION IDEALS OF SOUTHERN STATES MEN BEAUREGAARD BENJAMIN, FATHER RYAN THE KLAN REPENT. APPENDIX 195 ILLUSTRATIONS WILLIAM PENN 21 GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON 31 JOHN MARSHALL 41 THOMAS JEFFERSON 49 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 61 WOODROW WILSON 69 DANIEL WEBSTER 79 WENDELL PHILLIPS 89 GENERAL CARL SCIIURZ 103 HON. THOMAS R. MARSHALL 115 PAYMASTER-GENERAL NEHEMIAH HUBBARD 131 INTRODUCTION PRESIDENT WILSON in an address to School Officers, August 25, 1917, appealed for such teaching in schools as would give A new application of the problems of na tional life, and a deeper understanding of the meaning and aims of Democracy. Co-operating with the President, the school authorities offered prizes for essays on the subject. Under the impetus of the war forthe perfection of democracy, the foremost advocate of the rights of the people anticipated a quickening of the minds of the people to a knowledge of the essential forms and functions of a model government-by-the-people. In compliance with the desire of the Chief Executive of our great nation, this manuscript has been written, without competing for a school prize, but with the hope that it may have a share in advancing the development of free government and gaining the approbation of the authors fellow-citizens...