1 This last compromise was a hasty bit of legislation, vague and uncertain in outline.
2 The legislative authority, by which they are in force over the subjects of that commonwealth, hath no power over him.
3 And in this we have the original right and rise of both the legislative and executive power, as well as of the governments and societies themselves.
4 Fourthly, The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands: for it being but a delegated power from the people, they who have it cannot pass it over to others.
5 The people alone can appoint the form of the commonwealth, which is by constituting the legislative, and appointing in whose hands that shall be.
6 Fourthly, The legislative neither must nor can transfer the power of making laws to any body else, or place it any where, but where the people have.
7 THE legislative power is that, which has a right to direct how the force of the commonwealth shall be employed for preserving the community and the members of it.
8 And thus the legislative and executive power come often to be separated.
9 The same holds also in regard of the federative power, that and the executive being both ministerial and subordinate to the legislative, which, as has been shewed, in a constituted commonwealth is the supreme.
10 First, When the legislative is altered.
11 Let us suppose then the legislative placed in the concurrence of three distinct persons.
12 There is therefore, secondly, another way whereby governments are dissolved, and that is, when the legislative, or the prince, either of them, act contrary to their trust.
13 The other Carpetbaggers and Scallawags who remained were uncertain, frightened, and they hovered together for comfort, wondering what the legislative investigation would bring to light concerning their own private affairs.
14 Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
15 Prince Andrew, as one closely connected with Speranski and participating in the work of the legislative commission, could give reliable information about that sitting, concerning which various rumors were current.