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The law of equal distribution proceeds by two methods: by acting upon things, it
acts upon persons; by influencing persons, it affects things. By these means the
law succeeds in striking at the root of landed property, and dispersing rapidly
But the Senate can only try such persons as are brought before it by the House of
Representatives, and those persons must belong to the class of public
functionaries. Thus the jurisdiction of the Senate is less extensive than that of the
Peers of ...
... and presents an agglomeration of adventurers and speculators, we are
amazed at the persons who are invested with public authority, and we are led to
ask by what force, independent of the legislation and of the men who di. rect it,
the State ...
If they have not the greater numbers of voters on their side, they assert that the
true majority abstained from voting; and if they are foiled even there, they have
recourse to the body of those persons who had no votes to give. - In the United ...
... to maintain democratic institutions, what refuge would remain open to the
nations except the despotism of a single individual 7 I am aware that there are
many worthy persons at the present time who are not alarmed at this latter
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.