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THE SIX-YEAR TERM
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In a pending bill, Senator Works proposes a six-year term for
president and provides that he shall be ineligible to re-election. "
It is said the measure is regarded with considerable favor in
congress ; such a law would have saved President Taf t the humilia
tion of, getting out and fighting for his life and then losing it.
It would have saved the country the humiliation of witnessing
Teddy's frantic struggle for a thini and various other terms.
But would it "benefit the country? Do the'people really want to
put the supreme executive power, out of their hands -for a longer
period than four years?
If we are to have a longer presidential term, hadn't we better
take the precaution to reserve the power of recall?
France has a long rp residential term, but her president is only
a figure-head. The real power rests with the ministry, and-the '
ministry packs its baggage and moves out as often as it fails to
command public confidence. Even if that happens to be every three
TheJEnglish government is also responsive topopular senti
ment in the same way. The moment i tries to lead where the peo
ple don't want to go it is compelled to submit itself-to- popular-referendum,
when it is voted in or out of office.
r. With such enormous power as the president of the United
r States possesses, a six-year term without provision for recall is
, practically a limited monarchy. x "r
Turning the Tables.
, Little Eva May was only a
fchaby girl, 'but she jibbed when
bedtime came round, as children
Finally, father offered to lie on
the bed till she fell asleep, and
carried her off, greatly to moth
5er's delight. '
The minutes passed ten, fif
teen, twenty and at the end of
jrhalf an hour mother began to
r wonder wjiat had happened to
jfather. She continued wkh her
3 sewin,g, bt in a few moments
fcthe silence was broken by the pita-pat
of naked feet
Nearer came the-steps, and an
instant later Eva Mgy stood in r
the doorway, finger raised for si
lence. "Hush, Hush, mummy!" she
said. "I've got daddy off (to sleep -at
last!" , " .
The Duluth womanwho'fainted
when she found a mouse in her
bonnet had a rat there all .the,
Indigestion has reformed
morccannibals than religion.,