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" Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Page 15
by Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
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A Thinking Reed

Barry Jones - Politicians - 2006 - 561 pages
...the spirit of Edmund Burke 's celebrated address to the electors of Bristol in 1774, when he said: 'Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.' The politician must listen to people. But he/she must not merely follow public opinion: he/she must...
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Gavel to Gavel: An Insider's View of Parliament

Kevin Rozzoli - History - 2006 - 314 pages
...representative. In England in 1774 Edmund Burke in his famous speech 'To the Electors of Bristol' said: Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion ... government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination; and what...
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The Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in ...

Monica Prasad - History - 2006 - 328 pages
...the maj ority who chose them. Edmund Burke provides what is still the best argument for this view: "Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion" (quoted in Zakaria 2003, 168). A representative is not delegated simply to follow public opinion slavishly,...
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The Congress of the United States: A Student Companion

Donald A. Ritchie - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 269 pages
...British Parliament in the 1 8th century, expressed a different attitude when he told his constituents, "Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion." Members of Congress generally win election because they reflect the views of the majority in their...
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Congress and the Cold War

Robert David Johnson - History - 2005
...at least one senator asleep, Byrd recalled Edmund Burke's famous words to his British constituents: "Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion."304 (The majority leader neglected to mention that voters had not returned Burke to 194 The...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...followers failed to heed the principle laid down by Burke in his "Speech to the Electors of Bristol": "Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion."14 Trent's criticism of southern politicians is not to be understood as implying that a solution...
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Liberty Liberalism A Protest Against Th

Bruce Smith - History - 2006 - 460 pages
...electioneering utterances. 'Your representative,' he said, 'owes you, not his industry only, but Ut judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.' 'You choose a member, indeed,' he added, 'but when you have chosen him, he is not member for Bristol...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...American Taxation, 19 Apr. 1774 5 Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in mom Speech to electors of Bristol, 3 Nov. 1774 6 [Of the American colonies:] In no country, perhaps, in...
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Reviving the Invisible Hand: The Case for Classical Liberalism in the Twenty ...

Deepak Lal, James S Coleman Professor of International Development Studies Deepak Lal - Business & Economics - 2006 - 320 pages
...representative democracy was best expressed by Edmund Burke in a speech to his constituents in Bristol: "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment: and he betrays it instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion . . . You choose a member indeed; but...
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Revitalising the Chamber: The Role of the Back Bench Member, First Report of ...

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons - Legislative bodies - 2007 - 204 pages
...could better prepare new Members to play a full and active role in the House. 2 The role of the Member 'Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion ... Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests, which interests...
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