Commission on More Effective Government: Hearings Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, First Session, on S. 10 ... April 28 and May 20, 1981

Front Cover
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981 - 211 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 6 - This provision is made in a constitution intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs.
Page 152 - In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed ; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.
Page 125 - What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun ? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or of the aristocrats of a Venetian senate.
Page 129 - ... department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment, or instrumentality information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics for the purpose of this Act : and each such department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, establishment, or instrumentality is authorized and directed to furnish such information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics directly to the Commission, upon request made by the chairman or vice chairman.
Page 60 - Mr. Chairman, it is a great pleasure for me to appear before this distinguished Committee today to discuss legislation to create a National Land Use Policy.
Page 77 - Its government cannot be stronger or more tough-minded than its people. It cannot be more inflexibly committed to the task than they. It cannot be wiser than the people.
Page 124 - The picture, then, is one of too much tension and conflict rather than coordination and cooperation all along the line of administration— from top federal policymakers and administrators to the state and local professional administrators and elected officials
Page 2 - Representatives, plus the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate, serves as a continuing research agency for the legislature through the maintenance of a trained staff.
Page 75 - The characteristic feature of many of these new, or newly expanded, tools of action is that they involve the sharing of a far more basic governmental function: the exercise of discretion over the spending of federal funds and the use of federal authority.
Page 164 - Constitution, considered only for its affirmative grants of powers which are capable of affecting the issue, is an invitation to struggle for the privilege of directing American foreign policy.

Bibliographic information