Views of the Constitution of Virginia: Contained in the Essays of "One of the People" and in the Letters of Messrs. Robinson, Macfarland, Morson and Patton ...

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Colin, Baptist and Nowlan, 1850 - 66 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 25 - Advert, sir, to the duties of a Judge. He has to pass between the government, and the man whom that government is prosecuting, — between the most powerful individual in the community, and the poorest and most unpopular.
الصفحة 16 - That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority without consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights and ought not to be exercised.
الصفحة 26 - I have always thought, from my earliest youth till now, that the greatest scourge an angry Heaven ever inflicted upon an ungrateful and a sinning people, was an ignorant, a corrupt, or a dependent Judiciary.
الصفحة 24 - That the legislative and executive powers of the State should be separate and distinct from the judiciary; and that the members of the two first may be restrained from oppression, by feeling and participating the burdens of the people, they should, at fixed periods, be reduced to a private station, return into that body from which they were originally taken...
الصفحة 22 - I wish popularity, but it is that popularity which follows, not that which is run after. It is that popularity which, sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the pursuit of noble ends by noble means.
الصفحة 29 - Judges may be removed from office by a concurrent vote of both houses of the general assembly, but a majority of all the members elected to each house must concur in such vote, and the cause of removal shall be entered on the journal of each house.
الصفحة 29 - Legislature may be about to proceed, shall receive notice thereof, accompanied with a copy of the causes alleged for his removal, at least ten days before the day on which either House of the General Assembly shall act thereupon.
الصفحة 22 - That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all tunes amenable to them.
الصفحة 33 - America where less disquiet and less illfeeling between man and man is to be found than in this Commonwealth; and I believe most firmly that this state of things is mainly to be ascribed to the practical operation of our county courts.
الصفحة 33 - ... the practical operation of our county courts. The magistrates who compose those courts consist in general of the best men in their respective counties. They act in the spirit of peacemakers, and allay rather than excite the small disputes and differences which will sometimes arise among neighbors. It is certainly much owing to this that so much harmony prevails amongst us. These courts must be preserved ; if we part with them, can we be sure that we shall retain among our justices of the peace...

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