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Two Bills: The Outline of a Reform Founded on the Ancient Model of the Constitution

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Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331929512
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36 pages
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Excerpt from Two Bills: The Outline of a Reform Founded on the Ancient Model of the ConstitutionThe best instituted government-, like the )est constituted animal bodies, carry in them the seeds of their destruction- and though they grow andMoreExcerpt from Two Bills: The Outline of a Reform Founded on the Ancient Model of the ConstitutionThe best instituted government-, like the )est constituted animal bodies, carry in them the seeds of their destruction- and though they grow and increase for a time, they will soon tend visibly to their dissolution. Every hour they live, is an hour the less they have to live. All that can be done, therefore, to prolong the duration of a good government, is to draw it back on every favourable opportunity, to the first good principles on which it was founded. - Bolingbroke.The subjoined bills are intended as the mere outline of a measure of Parliamentary Reform, to be amplified and amended, if adopted at all, by the deliberate sense of the Legislature.In framing them I have had constant regard to the principle, that every sudden departure from a particular form of Government necessarily involves the destruction of those institutions which have grown out of and adapted themselves to it.In the several changes, therefore, which I propose to introduce into our Country and Borough constituency, I have kept in mind the paramount necessity of recurring, as far as the altered state of society would allow me to do so, to the ancient principles of the Constitution.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.