There is certainly great force in this reasoning, and it must be allowed to prove that a constitutional road to the decision of the people ought to be marked out and kept open, for certain great and extraordinary occasions.
The danger of disturbing the public tranquillity by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference of constitutional questions to the decision of the whole society.
It is much to be doubted, whether the members of that tribunal would at all times be endowed with so eminent a portion of fortitude, as would be called for in the execution of so difficult a task; and it is still more to be doubted, whether they would possess the degree of credit and authority, which might, on certain occasions, be indispensable towards reconciling the people to a decision that should happen to clash with an accusation brought by their immediate representatives.
That the strong bias of one decision would be apt to overrule the influence of any new lights which might be brought to vary the complexion of another decision?
Therefore the good fighter will be terrible in his onset, and prompt in his decision.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger.
They were so pleased with the decision
that they declared the Coyote their candidate for the Grizzly Bearship; but whether he ever obtained the office history does not relate.
By all that's good," said one of the peasants as he heard Sancho's decision
, "but the gentleman has spoken like a saint, and given judgment like a canon
So, scarcely was the decision known, when the Texan and Floridan deputies arrived at Baltimore in an incredibly short space of time.
This decision, on being made known, utterly crushed the Texan deputies.
I must think it over, come to a decision
, and put it out of my mind," he said aloud.
However, the decision
which you have just read is unalterable, and I am about to announce it to Bwikov himself, who in any case has pressed me for a speedy reply, owing to the fact (so he says) that his business will not wait nor allow him to remain here longer, and that therefore, no trifle must be allowed to stand in its way.
my dear Glaucon, I said, how energetically you polish them up for the decision
, first one and then the other, as if they were two statues.
His first idea had been to communicate the details in writing; but the partners had, on reflection, thought that the necessary decision might be more readily obtained by a personal interview with his father and his friends.
Vanstone, basking in golden visions of his young friend's future, echoed that monosyllabic decision with all his heart.