Bicentennial of the Constitution: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session, on S.J. Res. 33, S. 477, and S. 1631 to Establish a Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, September 17, 1981

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Seite 33 - I doubt, too, whether any other convention we can obtain may be able to make a better Constitution. For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views.
Seite 33 - ... number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, Sir, to find this system approaching so ( near to perfection as it does...
Seite 46 - The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and upon the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States.
Seite 76 - Government by the people; esp: rule of the majority. 2. A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.
Seite 44 - States, the Vice President of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives...
Seite 3 - IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES JANUARY 3, 1985 Mr. MATTINGLY (for himself, Mr. EVANS, Mr. THURMOND, and Mr. ARMSTRONG) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow the President to veto items of appropriation. 1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives...
Seite 46 - The general counsel shall be paid at a rate not to exceed the rate of basic pay in effect for level V of the Executive Schedule (5 USC § 5316).
Seite 46 - ... procure temporary and intermittent services to the same extent as is authorized under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates not to exceed $100...
Seite 45 - ... shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate upon the recommendations of the majority and minority leaders of the Senate.
Seite 1 - I have always regarded that Constitution as the most remarkable work known to me in modern times to have been produced by the human intellect...

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