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" I shall correct the procedure ; but that done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? I tender you the homage of my high respect. "
New Outlook - Page 474
1901
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Makers of America: The Story of the Lives of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson ...

Emma Lilian Dana - 1923 - 205 pages
...selected men from his own party, who had education and practical experience. His tests were these: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" The country now was growing rapidly in population, wealth and industry, and it prospered under his...
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Political Parties and Electoral Problems

Robert Clarkson Brooks - 1923 - 639 pages
...destruction of civilization by 1 Holcombe op. fit., p. 155. Cf. Jefferson's simple test for an office holder: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" JA Woodburn, Political Parties and, Party Problems, p. 256. "barbarians from within." x It must be...
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American Politics: Political Parties and Party Problems in the United States ...

James Albert Woodburn - 1924 - 542 pages
...of the public afterwards. The merit system reverses this. It applies the simple Jeffersonian test, "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" * If he is, he will be retained, and he will not need to run to Congressmen 1 Later day Democrats brought...
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Political and Social History of the United States, 1492-1828, Volume 1

Homer Carey Hockett - 1925 - 438 pages
...made to the Federalists in the inaugural address. The tests of a man's fitness, he said, should be, Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution? But some room had to be made for Republicans, and as the President remarked in rather grim jest, none...
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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting

National Civil Service League - 1889
...tests to be applied to a. candidate for public office shall be those laid down by Jefferson, namely : " Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" In this way, and only in this way, can we make our government republican and worthy of the high destiny...
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The Idea of a Party System: The Rise of Legitimate Opposition in the United ...

Richard Hofstadter - 1969 - 280 pages
...he would be happy to arrive at the point where "the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest, Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" This was not a satisfactory formula to the Federalists, but it was at least consistent with the idea...
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The Federal Civilian Employee Loyalty Program: Report, Volumes 8-15

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Internal Security. Subcommittee on Loyalty-Security - 1972 - 213 pages
...shall return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? 205 APPENDIX H THE SOCIALISM OF OUR TIMES [Pages 76-83] * . * * *• THE NEED FOR MILITANCY By ROGER...
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Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs - 1978 - 905 pages
..."return with joy to that •tate of things when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" While we would sll correct theifwrsonal pronoun, we can all agree that this is the real definition...
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The Papers of Andrew Jackson: 1829

Andrew Jackson, Harold D. Moser, Daniel Feller, Laura-Eve Moss - 1980 - 826 pages
...Haven, said that he looked forward to the day "when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest? is he capable? is he faithful to the constitution?" 180 To Martin Van Buren April 24th 1829 MR. VAN BUREN. Respecting the appointment at Nashville (Attorney)...
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The Roots of American Bureaucracy, 1830-1900

William Nelson - 2006 - 236 pages
...Jefferson as declaring that the only questions a president should ask about a candidate for office were "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" Jefferson's beliefs, Adams claimed, were reflective of an "organized social system . . . admirably...
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