Page:Federalist, Dawson edition, 1863.djvu/132

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B. the effects of confining the eligibility to a single term, No. LXXI. 504
a. the inducements to good behavior would be diminished, 504
b. temptations would be offered to selfishness, peculation, and usurpation, 504
c. it would deprive the country of experience in the magistracy, 505
d. it would deprive the country of the services of those who can be most useful in cases of emergency, 506
e. it would operate as a constitutional interdiction of stability in the administration, 506
C. an examination of the supposed advantages of such a limitation of eligibility, 507
a. greater independence in the magistracy, 507
b. greater security to the People, 507
D. conclusions, on the impropriety of confining the choice of the People, when incumbents are qualified, to other and inexperienced candidates, 508
iii. an adequate provision for its support, LXXII. 508
i. without such a provision the Executive would be at the mercy of the legislature, 509
ii. the independence of the Executive cannot be impaired, 509
iv. competent powers, 510
i. the power of returning bills to the legislature without approval, 510
A. the propensity of the legislature to usurp authority considered, 510
B. the propriety of delegating this authority to the Executive considered, 510
a. to defend the Executive from legislative aggressions, 510
b. to defend the People from improper legislation, 511
C. objection, that "one man cannot possess more wisdom and virtue than a number of men," considered, 511
D. objection, that "the power of preventing bad laws includes that of preventing good ones," considered, 512
E. the influence of the legislature will prevent the frequent and incautious use of this power, 512