Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 Volume 2

Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...in the whole Convention. It treats the subject adequately, fairly, impartially, and shows you why, under all the circumstances, I have become constrained to vote against the initiative and referendum. But the time is so short that I think I will imitate the example of old Father Taylor, who used to preach to the sailors, as you know, down at the North End. He sometimes would get well started in a longdrawn out sentence, well balanced for a certain time, but finally he would get all tangled up, and he would say: "Well, boys, I've lost my nominative case, but I'm bound for glory!" Now, then, I am going to discard this manuscript throwing the manuscript on the floor and sail on for glory. I shall not attempt to cover more than one or two points that are contained in that manuscript. I want to say first, by the way, that I came to this Convention wholly unpledged upon the I. and R. or upon any other measure. I simply promised that I would give this subject the most careful consideration of which I was capable and that after listening to the debates in the Convention I would come to an honest judgment and vote accordingly. There is more matter of that kind in that manuscript which was intended for my constituents, but I shall try in some other way than through the publication of it in the records of this Convention to get that part of the subject before them. Now there are three points that I shall develop briefly. I am sorry that I have not the time to develop about four times that number. The three points are these: First, the extent to which we have invisible government, and how we should deal with it. Second, the point made against us by our opponents, --of whom I see one right before me in this division (Mr. Coleman of Boston), --that we...show more

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  • Paperback | 632 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,111g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581784
  • 9781236581785