To Reduce the Compensation of the Office of Attorney General: Hearing ... , 93-1, on S. 2673 ... , November 19, 1973

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Stran 74 - A Constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind. It would, probably, never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore, requires, that only its great outlines should be marked, its important objects designated, and the minor ingredients which comI>ose those objects, be deduced...
Stran 20 - As men, whose intentions require no concealment, generally employ the words which most directly and aptly express the ideas they intend to convey, the enlightened patriots who framed our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said.
Stran 8 - If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers, be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil, any partial or -transient benefit which the use can at...
Stran 71 - Madison renewed his motion yesterday made & waved to render the members of the 1st. branch "ineligible during their term of service, & for one year after — to such offices only as should be established, or the emoluments thereof, augmented by the Legislature of the U. States during the time of their being members.
Stran 74 - In considering this question, then, we must never forget that it is a constitution we are expounding.
Stran 20 - But fortunately, the constitution has provided a still further safeguard. The members of the congress are rendered ineligible to any civil offices, that may be created, or of which the emoluments may be increased, during the term of their election.
Stran 74 - This is an universal rule of construction applied alike to statutes, wills, contracts, and constitutions. If the general purpose of the instrument is ascertained, the language of its provisions must be construed with reference to that purpose and so as to subserve it.
Stran 2 - ... transmittal of such recommendations in the budget and the beginning of such first pay period — (A) there has not been enacted into law a statute which establishes rates of pay other than those proposed by all or part of such recommendations.
Stran 72 - Representatives shall be ineligible to, and incapable of holding, any civil office under the authority of the United States, during the time for which they shall respectively be elected.
Stran 72 - The members of each House shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States for which they, or any others for their benefit, receive any salary, fees, or emoluments of any kind ; and the acceptance of such office shall vacate their seats respectively.

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