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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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When the State No Longer Kills: International Human Rights Norms and ...

Sangmin Bae - Political Science - 2012 - 194 pages
...than mere agents of the peoples' changing wishes: "Your representative owes you not his industry alone but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion." Edmund Burke, "Speech to the Electors of Bristol," in Edmund Burke on Government Politics and Society,...
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Welfare Policy Under New Labour: Views from Inside Westminster

Bochel, Hugh, Defty, Andrew - Political Science - 2007 - 194 pages
...bound by them. "Your representative", he asserted, "owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion" (Burke, 1808,p 19). Modern commentators have increasingly questioned the relevance of Burkean notions of representation,...
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Inventing Leadership: The Challenge of Democracy

J. Thomas Wren - Political Science - 2007 - 404 pages
...enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living.... Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.'41 As Morone capsulizes it, 'Burke...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 600 pages
...conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living. These he does not derive from your pleasure, — no, nor from the...serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. My worthy colleague says, his will ought to be subservient to yours. If that be all, the thing is innocent....
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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - Political Science - 2008 - 862 pages
...union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents," adding "Your representative owes you, not his industry only,...serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion." His constituency defeated him in the next election. (See FENCE MENDING.) containment Policy of limiting...
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