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Constitutional Government in the United States
Constitutional Government in the United States Author:Woodrow Wilson The eloquent speeches and lectures of Woodrow Wilson are among the finest ever produced by an American. They endure as a forthright statement of democratic principles and as the expression of a noble mind. — Originally published by Columbia University in 1908, the lectures in this book present a terse and illuminating analysis of the character an... more »d operation of constitutional government. Mr. Wilson discusses the role of the Presidency, the House of Representatives, the Senate, the courts, the states, the Federal Government, and the party government in shaping the system by which we live.
"Constitutional government," he says, "is the ideal of a government conducted upon the basis of a definite understanding, if need be of a formal pact, between those who are to submit to it and those who are to conduct it, with a view to making government as instrument of the general welfare rather than an arbitrary, self-willed master, doing what it pleases — and particularly for the purpose of safeguarding individual liberty."« less