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American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area.
American statesman 1757-1804
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
American president (7th) 1767-1845
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
American politician, author, and diplomat 1947-
I'd like to see that bipartisanship come back that we used to have in the House of Representatives, in the Clinton years. I think there's a possibility that the voters are going to send the message that everybody running - Congress, the Senate, the presidency - that they want us to come together.
American historian, author, and academic 1922-2020
In effect the people were present through their representatives, and were themselves, step by step and point by point, acting in the conduct of public affairs. No longer merely an ultimate check on government, they were in some sense the government.Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. V, TRANSFORMATION, p. 173
American botanist 1810-1888
It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend.
American lawyer and politician 1944-
The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
Alphonse de Lamartine
French Poet, Statesman, Historian 1790-1869
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
American Author 1862-1937
There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
We could not guess how different from us they (extraterrestrials) might be. It was hard enough to guess the intentions of our elected representatives in Washington.Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 3 (p. 48)
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