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PRINCE NAPOLEON on the PLEBISCITUM

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PRINCE NAPOLEON on the PLEBISCITUM The Franeais reproduces the following opinion recently expressed by Prince Napoleon (Jeronre) on the subject of the appeal to the people upon which the Emperor's Govern- ment seem now irrevocably determined:— I do not approve the Plebiscitum it only bears the semblance of Democracy. It is the legislative power directly exercised by the people. This power seems to me, unless it be in very rare cases, an illusory power. If the Emperor has a right to make a direct appeal to the people, that right should be seldom used—perhaps, never; for a PUbiscitum is a sheet anchor it is the last stage before a revolution. What an error it would be to ask of a PUbiscitum the appro- val of a modification in the Constitution If the people answers Yes,' it is a delusion; if it says No.' it is a revolution. I admit that the people may, under exceptional circumstances, be consulted with respect to a person, with respect to a definite question of peace and war, with respect to the cession of a province in the event of a disastrous war; but even in such cases it is necessary that he who answers should know and understand the purport of the question. It is neces- sary that the question should be clear and simple. How many such questions have occurred to us in our public life ? Let the PUbiscitum therefore, be reserved as a right of the Sovereign, but on condition that he should have recourse to it as little as possible. To consult directly the people is a kind of coup d'itat, and it supposes a dissent between the Emperor and the representatives of the people. Were it otherwise, the Emperor would find it more natural to go hand in hand with the representatives themselves.

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