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3536. GOVERNMENT, The people and.—[further continued].

Were I called upon to
decide whether the people had best be omitted
in the Legislative or Judiciary department, I
would say it is better to leave them out of the
Legislative. The execution of the laws is more
important than the making them. However,
it is best to have the people in all the three departments, where that is possible.—
To M. L'Abbé Arnond. Washington ed. iii, 82. Ford ed., v, 104.
(P. 1789)