arbitrary power

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Let us not insult the free and gallant citizens of America with the suspicion, that they would be less able to defend the rights of which they would be in actual possession, than the debased subjects of arbitrary power would be to rescue theirs from the hands of their oppressors.
Indeed their happiness appears to have been so compleat, that we are aware lest some advocate for arbitrary power should hereafter quote the case of those people, as an instance of the great advantages which attend that government above all others.
Although the presiding Genii in such an office as this, exercise a summary and arbitrary power over the liberties, the good name, the character, almost the lives, of Her Majesty's subjects, expecially of the poorer class; and although, within such walls, enough fantastic tricks are daily played to make the angels blind with weeping; they are closed to the public, save through the medium of the daily press.(Footnote: Or were virtually, then.) Mr.
Descended from generations victimised by the instruments of an arbitrary power, he was racially, nationally, and individually afraid of the police.
Razumov thought to himself that this man entrusted with so much arbitrary power must have believed what he said or else he could not have gone on bearing the responsibility.
Off and on the world witnesses the emergence of monsters who arrogate to themselves arbitrary power. Monsters soon meet an ignominious end, however.
The lawyer argues that it cannot be presumed that the chairman or any other official of the NAB has arbitrary power to initiate action against chosen accused persons only.
Some unaccountable, top official gives the order and the wire tap is put in place, but none of the parties (most of which are aware of this practice because they have been part of a government) seem remotely concerned about this exercise of illegal, arbitrary power.
"No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law" Substantially, the heart of this right is the requirement of "reasonableness" or the absence of the exercise of arbitrary power. Unfortunately, this is one of the rights under our Constitution (Article III, Section 1) which is blatantly disregarded by the present administration since it assumed power in 2016.
Section-9 (3) of the bill gives arbitrary power to the chairman of the RHA to appoint the chief executive officer, hospital director, medical director, nursing director and finance director for health facilities if needed and the appointments shall be approved from the RHA within three months.
It has given us a sense of elasticity about what can and cannot be done within the iron fences of arbitrary power. It reminds us that, against all odds, success is probable, given some faith and daring in our political ventures.
"Law must prevail over arbitrary power," Ambassador Lodhi said, adding, "And Right must prevail over Might."

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