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" Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents. "
The American Review of History and Politics, and General Repository of ... - Página 138
1812
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - 2000 - 525 páginas
...master, subservient to their will, not superiour to it." Burke refused any such vow of compliance: "It ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative...high respect; their business, unremitted attention. . . . But authoritative instructions; mandates issued, which the member is bound blindly and implicitly...
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Experiencing Politics: A Legislator's Stories of Government and Health Care

John E. McDonough - 2000 - 354 páginas
...the interests of his constituents than the previous excerpt implies. Before those words, he said of his constituents: Their . . . wishes ought to have...their opinion high respect; their business unremitted attenrion. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfactions, to theirs —...
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Democracy and the Academy

Robert Weissberg - 2000 - 247 páginas
...sacrifice his own judgment to the opinions of his constituents, Burke felt that the representative should "live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents".8 Although most councilors agreed that in doing their job, they were guided by constituent...
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Art and Representation: Contributions to Contemporary Aesthetics

Ananta Charana Sukla - 2001 - 282 páginas
...wrong with the resemblance theory and, next, what view of political representation we should hold: Certainly, Gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness...the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and most unreserved communion with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him;...
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Historical Representation: F.R. Ankersmit

F. R. Ankersmit - 2001 - 321 páginas
...election to Parliament in 1774, Burke wrote in the letter to his constituents in Bristol the following: Certainly, Gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness...the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and most unreserved communion with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him;...
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Political Representation

F. R. Ankersmit - 2002 - 266 páginas
...wrong with the resemblance theory and, next, what view of political representation we should hold: Certainly, Gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness...the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and most unreserved communion with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him;...
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Canada's Founding Debates

Janet Ajzenstat - 2003 - 502 páginas
...(Here the honourable member quoted from a speech by Burke to his constituents at Bristol, as follows): It ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative...wishes ought to have great weight with him; their opinions high respect; their business unremitted attention. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose,...
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Tony Benn New Edition: Revised Edition

David Powell - 2003 - 198 páginas
...Member for Bristol, had addressed much the same question, though from a radically different perspective: Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness...in the strictest union, the closest correspondence with his constituents . . . But his unbiased opinion, his mature judgement, his enlightened conscience,...
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Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield

Elizabeth R. Lambert - 2003 - 212 páginas
...learned that what their representative said on the occasion of his election was not empty rhetoric: It ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the strictest unions, the closest correspondence and the most unreserved communication with his constituents . ....
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Understanding Principles of Politics and the State

John Schrems - 2004 - 404 páginas
...Parliament owes to the constituents his or her best judgment, whether it agrees with theirs or not: Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness...business, unremitted attention. It is his duty ... to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiased opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience,...
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