Republican government

REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT. A government in the republican form; a government of the people; it is usually put in opposition to a monarchical or aristocratic government.
     2. The fourth section of the fourth article of the constitution, directs that "the United States shall guaranty to every state in the Union a republican form of government." The form of government is to be guaranteed, which supposes a form already established, and this is the republican form of government the United States have undertaken to protect. See Story, Const. Sec. 1807.

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In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government.
A devoted Monarchist, Hutchinson would heave no sigh for the subversion of the original republican government, the purest that the world had seen, with which the colony began its existence.
THE UTILITY OF THE UNION TO YOUR POLITICAL PROSPERITY THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT CONFEDERATION TO PRESERVE THAT UNION THE NECESSITY OF A GOVERNMENT AT LEAST EQUALLY ENERGETIC WITH THE ONE PROPOSED, TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THIS OBJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ITS ANALOGY TO YOUR OWN STATE CONSTITUTION and lastly, THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHICH ITS ADOPTION WILL AFFORD TO THE PRESERVATION OF THAT SPECIES OF GOVERNMENT, TO LIBERTY, AND TO PROPERTY.
When, intoxicated by the crimes he has committed so successfully, he reaches Paris, the dissolution of the republican government, which a year earlier might have ruined him, has reached its extreme limit, and his presence there now as a newcomer free from party entanglements can only serve to exalt him- and though he himself has no plan, he is quite ready for his new role.
Insofar as blue-collar voters in places such as Pennsylvania and Ohio delivered unified Republican government, you would think their economic needs and struggles might find some central, or at least symbolic, place in the Republican agenda.
In the brief, the Members point out that the Supreme Court explained in 2015: T he core principle of republican government is that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.
1936: The Spanish Civil War began when the army, led by General Franco, revolted against the Republican government.
1936: The Spanish Civil War began when the army revolted against the Republican government.
But what I found atrocious about Benn's speech was how he compared British Imperialism's bombing raids on a poverty stricken Syria to the brave Socialists, Communists and Trade Unionists who went to Spain to fight for the democratically elected Republican government against Franco's fascists.
America was, at the time of its founding, a rare instance of republican government, one that began the process of institutionalizing principles of government and individual liberty that have been adopted in many and varied forms across the world.
Thinking that it would weaken its great enemy, Britain, while solidifying its own position in the balance-of-power struggles that then dominated Europe, the longest-lasting, most conservative, most anti-republican monarchy in Europe bankrupted itself financially in order to ally with, and help make possible, the most liberal republican government in the world.
The journal's return marks a hopeful sign of the potential recovery and refinement of our appreciation of republican government, but more importantly, the limits of mechanistic understandings of politics.

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