Reorganization of the Government of the District of Columbia: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the District of Columbia, United States Senate, Seventy-eighth Congress, First Session, on S. 1420, a Bill Providing for the Reorganization of the Government of the District of Columbia, and for Other Purposes; S. 1527, a Bill to Establish a District of Columbia Charter Commission; and S. J. Res. 87, a Joint Resolution to Provide Means of Enabling Residents of the District of Columbia to Express Their Preference for a Form of Municipal Government. December 7, 8, 9, 14, 17, 18, 21, and 27, 1943

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第 5 頁 - Chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia of the House of Representatives.
第 8 頁 - Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings be interrupted with impunity ; but a dependence of the members of the General Government on the State comprehending the seat of the Government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the National Councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the Government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy.
第 149 頁 - It is a condition and not a theory that confronts us and it is your organization that will help us to assimilate.
第 61 頁 - ... will have had their voice in the election of the government which is to exercise authority over them ; as a municipal legislature for local purposes, derived from their own suffrages, will of course be allowed them...
第 301 頁 - The equal rights of man, and the happiness of every individual, are now acknowledged to be the only legitimate objects of government. Modern times have the signal advantage, too, of having discovered the only device by which these rights can be secured, to wit: government by the people, acting not in person, but by representatives chosen by themselves...
第 4 頁 - Vacancies in the membership of the joint committee shall not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the joint committee, and shall be filled in the same manner as in the case of the original selection. The joint committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members.
第 8 頁 - The indispensable necessity of complete authority at the seat of government carries its own evidence with it. It is a power exercised by every legislature of the Union, I might say of the world, by virtue of its general supremacy. Without it| not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings...
第 6 頁 - If, at any election for Representative or Delegate in Congress, any person knowingly personates and votes, or attempts to vote, in the name of any other person, whether living or dead, or fictitious ; or votes .more than once at the same election for any candidate for the same office ; or votes at a place where he may not be lawfully entitled to vote; or votes without having a lawful right to vote ; or does...
第 125 頁 - ... prohibit the same activities on the part of such persons as the United States Civil Service Commission has heretofore determined are at the time this section takes effect prohibited on the part of employees in the classified civil service of the United States by the provisions of the civil-service rules prohibiting such employees from taking any active part in political management or in political campaigns.
第 301 頁 - The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case. The proposal therefore to disfranchise any class of men is as criminal as the proposal to take away property.

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