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LLANWNDA PARISH COUNCIL.

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MR STANLEY ROBERTS ON CON- STITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. The last of the series of lectures on "Con- stitutional Government." was given by Mr. Stani y Roberts, M.A., at the Reading Room, Goodwick, on Monday night, when the chair was taken by Dr. Williams, Drint. Mr. Roberts, on this occasion, took ",Fede,3- tion" as his chief subject. lie exj/anted at some length ihe difference between the English Constitution and the written Const'tu- tions of Federal Stales. Ours was an elastic Constitution, and the other lie described as rigid. One strange anomaly was iiioticerl in the Constitution of the United States; though America was considered to he the most de- mocratic ci.ntry in the world, the power of the American President was greater than the power of our King. and the powers of the American House of Representatives were much less than those of our House of Commons. In America, strange to say, the part of the Constitution which had least power was the House of Representatives. The reason for that was tha: the President held office for a defmife period, and that as his subordin- ates held office for the same Cength of time under him, they could defy pubic opinion if they liked, and it would be 110 easy task to turn them out of off;ce before the expiration of their term. It was intended to make the American President the counterpart of George III., and to avoid what was considered dan- gerous in the British Constitution of the time. The Senate held office for three times the term the House of Representatives did, as •fine was elected for six years, and the for two years. The Senate in America shared with the President some of the great powers of State, and as the Cabinet do in this coun- try. Apart from the length of time, the Senate held office they were not elected di- recti y by the electors, as the representatives were in ftlie Lower House, but they were elected by the State Parliament. Lastly, in niAeric-a, they had the Supreme Court, which consisted of experts in law, nine in num- ber, who were appointed for life by the Pre- sident and Senate, and they could not be removed unless rhen, tJid. something rery wrong. The popular voice could not ioucti them at all. At the end of the lecture some questions were asked by Mr. Clark and Mr. Edwards, to which Mr. Roberts gave satisfactory an swers, and Mr. M. Moses gave some of his own experiences of American eleeteons. Before the close of the meeting the Sec e tary pointed out that that was the last meet ing of the Goodwick Debating Society, and he invited suggestions from those presen* as. to the form of the presentation by the mem- hers to the Rev. S. B. Wirliams, the founder of the society. It was decided to leave itiattei, in the hands of the secretary. Hearty votes of thanks were passed to Mr. Roberts for lectuiing, and to Dr. Williams for presiding. —

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