The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism

The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism Robert C. Byrd U.S. Senate Historical Office
  • Title: The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism
  • Author: Robert C. Byrd U.S. Senate Historical Office
  • ISBN: 9780160589966
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Senate of the Roman Republic: Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism Robert C. Byrd U.S. Senate Historical Office The Senate of the Roman Republic Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism Senator Byrd reasoned that if the history of the Roman people helped to influence Montesquieu s political philosophy concerning checks and balances and the separation of powers and if Montesquieu s
    Senator Byrd reasoned that, if the history of the Roman people helped to influence Montesquieu s political philosophy concerning checks and balances and the separation of powers, and if Montesquieu s political theory influenced our American forebears in their writing of the United States Constitution, then why can it not be said that the history of Rome and the Romans, asSenator Byrd reasoned that, if the history of the Roman people helped to influence Montesquieu s political philosophy concerning checks and balances and the separation of powers, and if Montesquieu s political theory influenced our American forebears in their writing of the United States Constitution, then why can it not be said that the history of Rome and the Romans, as well as the history of England and Englishmen, influenced the Constitution s framers The Roman Senate had emerged as the mainstay of an extended struggle against executive authority for power to control the purse For centuries, the Senate of ancient Rome was made up of the wisest, the best educated, the most respected, most experienced, most vigilant, most patriotic men of substance in the Roman republic But when the Roman Senate gave up its control of the purse strings, it gave away its power to check the executive From that point on, the Senate declined Once the mainstay was weakened, the structure collapsed and the Roman republic fell Senator Byrd sees ample parallels between the willingness of Roman senators to hand over powers of the purse to usurping executives and the compliant attitude of United States senators in responding to presidential urging for a similar grant of powers in a line item veto constitutional amendment.
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    About Robert C. Byrd U.S. Senate Historical Office


    1. Robert Carlyle Byrd was a United States Senator from West Virginia, and a member and former Senate Leader of the Democratic Party Byrd was a senator from January 3, 1959, until his death, and was the longest serving senator, as well as the longest serving member in congressional history He was the Dean of the Senate from 2003 to 2010 He was also the oldest member of the current Congress at the time of his death Strom Thurmond was the oldest to serve in Congressional history , and was the first person to serve uninterrupted for half a century as a senator.Byrd was President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2007 to 2010, a position that put him third in the line of presidential succession, behind Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi He also held this post previously from 1989 to 1995, briefly in January 2001, and from June 2001 to January 2003.Byrd held a wide variety of both liberal and conservative political views He also held many leadership positions Senate Conference Secretary, Majority Whip, Minority Leader and twice Majority Leader.


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