Excerpt from The Creighton Chronicle, Vol. 11: March 20, 1920
Now to accomplish our purpose with the best results we must begin at the very root of all this evil. In other words, the American people must come to the realization that their un bridled desire to gain wealth, inﬂuence, and power is crushing out the very life of the nation. In the mad rush for gold and power we depart from the old ideals of citizenship. The citizen loses his sense of individual dignity, and casts aside his rela tions and responsibilities to the government. This nation was made and preserved for us by the life-blood of true Americans, whose ideal of government was individual manhood and indi vidual responsibility. But these ideals of clean, elevated minds are now being supplanted by the degrading dogma of the survival of the fittest. Men of today show no regard for their neighbors, no regard for their government, yea, even their consciences are trampled down beneath the brutal feet of selfishness. Gold, gold, gold! This is the reigning god of today. It throws out its bright, glittering snares to our people, and on its altar men lay their honor, their souls, and their all. This, my friends, must be stopped. And stopped soon, ere it is too late. If we. Wish to preserve those principles for which the best blood of America was so willingly shed, if we mean for this grand nation to con! Tinne in its life of well earned glory and freedom, we must our selves be loyal, worthy citizens.
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