[But one of the weightiest objections to a plurality in the Executive, and which lies as much against the last as the first plan, is, that it tends to conceal faults and destroy responsibility. Responsibility is of two kinds -- to censure and to punishment.
Without this, there would be no responsibility whatever in the executive department an idea inadmissible in a free government.
Let us all take more responsibility
, not only for ourselves and our families, but for our communities and our country.
"But don't do this solely on your own responsibility. Consult Doctor Dave."
I don't see how you can take such a responsibility on your shoulders.
He boldly took the whole responsibility
for what happened, and his darkened mind found justification in the belief that among the hundreds of thousands who perished there were fewer Frenchmen than Hessians and Bavarians.
"Responsibility, my dear Miss Summerson?" he repeated, catching at the word with the pleasantest smile.
"Now, when you mention responsibility," he resumed, "I am disposed to say that I never had the happiness of knowing any one whom I should consider so refreshingly responsible as yourself.
Finding that I must assume responsibility
for these creatures, whether I would or not, I made the best of it and directed them to find quarters on the upper floors, leaving the third floor to me.
The men carried none of the burdens of responsibility
. They might cross thirty with impunity, and doubtless they would return to be heroes at home; but how different the home-coming of their commanding officer!
"I meant that the ability to write for the Press was a great responsibility
," said Aunt Jamesina severely.
The horror of the situation came to him very slowly, and it is doubtful that he ever fully realized the enormity of his sorrow and the fearful responsibility
that had devolved upon him with the care of that wee thing, his son, still a nursing babe.