"The nearer the power to enact laws and control public servants lies with the great body of the people, the more nearly does a government take unto itself the form of a republic -- not in name alone, but in fact."
Kiernan v. Portland, 112 P. 402, 405 (1910).
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
Republic referes itself to 'federalism' or the prevalence of decentralized political power .. so that the entire population can get politically functional.
 -- Vedapushpa, Bangalore - India     
     -- bruski, naples FL     
    Bad laws are passed from the local level up to the federal level. Check out "The Institute for Justice" to see how much freedom is lost at the local, county and state levels.
     -- jim, Austin Tx     
    So true. Jefferson referred to a republican form of government as republics within republics. The county is the first republic with the County Sheriff as the highest official. Then the county republics are rolled up into State republics and the State republics federated into a federal republic. This is the distribution of power, not the centralization of it. The federal government has no jurisdiction in county matters -- at least that was the way it was supposed to be. Each State is in fact its own sovereign nation, and federal government is supposed to be like the UN, not the Queen.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2018 Liberty-Tree.ca