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Democracy in America I: Chapter XVI, part I

Causes Mitigating Tyranny In The United States Part I Chapter Summary The national majority does not pretend to conduct all business – Is obliged to employ the town and county magistrates to execute its supreme decisions. I have already pointed out the distinction which is to be made between a centralized government and a centralized…

Democracy in America I: Chapter XV, part II

Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences Part II Tyranny Of The Majority How the principle of the sovereignty of the people is to be understood -Impossibility of conceiving a mixed government – The sovereign power must centre somewhere – Precautions to be taken to control its action – These precautions have not been taken…

Democracy in America I: Chapter XV, part I

Unlimited Power Of Majority, And Its Consequences Part I Chapter Summary Natural strength of the majority in democracies – Most of the American Constitutions have increased this strength by artificial means – How this has been done – Pledged delegates – Moral power of the majority – Opinion as to its infallibility – Respect for…

Democracy in America I: Chapter XIV, part II

Advantages American Society Derives From Democracy Part II Respect For The Law In The United States Respect of the Americans for the law – Parental affection which they entertain for it – Personal interest of everyone to increase the authority of the law. It is not always feasible to consult the whole people, either directly…

Democracy in America I: Chapter XIV, part I

Advantages American Society Derives From Democracy Part I What The Real Advantages Are Which American Society Derives From The Government Of The Democracy Before I enter upon the subject of the present chapter I am induced to remind the reader of what I have more than once adverted to in the course of this book.…