Annexation of Hawaiian Islands

Annexation of Hawaiian Islands : Speech of Hon. E. D. Crumpacker, of Indiana, in the House of Representative, Tuesday, June 14, 1898 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Annexation of Hawaiian Islands: Speech of Hon. E. D. Crumpacker, of Indiana, in the House of Representative, Tuesday, June 14, 1898 What becomes of the policy advanced by annexationists that the Government can permanently control the islands by a system fitted to their situation, capacity, and development? It is not the policy of the Government to admit any class of people into the political household that can not intelligently and helpfully participate in free government and profit by its privileges. I confess that I have some sentiment upon the question of citizenship. I love to look upon my fellow-citizen with the consciousness that, however hum ble his station in life, he is the equal before the law of the greatest in the land, and that from his loins may spring a posterity that will bless humanity and glorify republican institutions. A race that does not possess these Splendid possibilities must lower the dignity of our citizenship. The marvelous growth and uneven development of the country are largely responsible for present conditions, and many of our most troublesome questions will be removed by time. Our interests will be more equitably adjusted and grow into more harmonious rela tions with further development. The standard of life in all parts of the country must be measured according to a common scale, and we have now as great a diversification of climate, resource, and tendency as can be successfully trained together under one political organization. The Temperate Zone, by inexorable law, has always contained, and always will contain, the highest intelligence of the world and all that is most helpful in civilized life. The tropical climate stifles growth and impedes progress in the individual, and. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243293496
  • 9780243293490