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" There is a radical distinction between controlling the business of government, and actually doing it. The same person or body may be able to control everything, but cannot possibly do everything ; and in many cases its control over everything will be... "
Considerations on Representative Government - Page 83
by John Stuart Mill - 1861 - 340 pages
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Constitutional law - 1861 - 340 pages
...representative government, provided the functions are such as secure to the representative body tLa-eontrol of everything in the last resort. [ | There is a radical...in many cases its control over everything will be /ft / / more perfect, the less it personally attempts to The commander of an army could not direct...
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The Boston Review, Volume 6

Congregationalism - 1866
...precise part in the machinery of the government should be directly discharged by the representative body. There is a radical distinction between controlling the business of government and actually doing it. For example, the representative body votes the taxes, but in no country does the representative body...
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The Congregational Review, Volume 6

Congregationalism - 1866
...precise part in the machinery of the government should be directly discharged by the representative body. There is a radical distinction between controlling the business of government and actually doing it. For example, the representative body votes the taxes, but in no country does the representative body...
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Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill - Representative government and representation - 1875 - 365 pages
...government, provided the functions are such as secure to the representative body the control of every thing in the last resort. \ There is a radical distinction...it. The same person or body may be able to control every thing, but can not possibly do every thing ; and in many cases its control over every thing will...
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Man and the State, Studies in Applied Sociology: Popular Lectures and ...

Brooklyn Ethical Association - Social sciences - 1892 - 558 pages
...that the work which requires skill should be done by those who possess it " ; and he makes plain the radical distinction between controlling the business of government and actually doing it. It is the failure to recognize this distinction that constantly betrays democracies into the bad habit...
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The Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1899
...the opinion of our greatest thinkers. For instance, John Stuart Mill said : " There is a fundamental distinction between controlling the business of Government...more perfect the less it personally attempts to do." I may also quote the high authority of Cobden, who observed that : " I find that you can never make...
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The Parliamentary Debates, Volume 75

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1899
...fundamental distinction between controlling the business of Government ard actually doing it. The - ,-i me person or body may be able to control everything,...more perfect the less it personally attempts to do." I may also quote the high authority of Cobden, who observed that : " I tind that you can never make...
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First Principles in Politics

William Samuel Lilly - Political science - 1899 - 322 pages
...is not to administer, but to watch and supervise the administration. There is, as Mill points out, "a radical distinction between controlling the business of government and actually doing it." 1 It is the tendency of representative bodies, driven by the forces of party interests—which, if...
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National Municipal Review

Municipal government - 1922
...See particularly ch. 7 of Representative Government. SEPARATION OF POLITICS FROM ADMINISTRATION Mill. "There is a radical distinction between controlling...perfect the less it personally attempts to do. . . . The proper duty of a representative assembly in regard to matters of administration is not to decide them...
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City Charter Making in Minnesota

William Anderson - Charters - 1922 - 198 pages
...should control the administration, but should not itself attempt to administer the city's affairs. "There is a radical distinction between controlling...the business of government and actually doing it," says John Stuart Mill. "The business of the elective body is not to do the work, but to see that it...
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