The Democratic Party and Philipine Independence

The Democratic Party and Philipine Independence

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... the American residents themselves speak. I quote from speeches made at a mass meeting of Americans held in Manila after the Filipinos had celebrated. "ie result of an election for the Assembly by a procession in which Filipino flags as well as American were carried. One speaker expressed his belief that "our government has been weak and vacillating in its policy as to these Islands," adding: "Now I believe in 'benevolent assimilation' which quotation was received with laughter. I believe in it so strongly that I would, if necessary, pin it to these Islands with the bayonet." From another speech I quote these extracts: "We may cover it up, put it out as smoothly and nicely as we can and make it as easy as possible, but the fact remains we came as an armed force and remained as conquerors." "A little independence--a very little--is sometimes good for a people, and too much is very bad." Strange words from an American. Then comes this ambitious claim: "They did not realize that we, who are here to-night, are the Government, and that that Government could not have been here without us, and cannot stay here without us.... I believe in peace and harmony. I always did, and when I had a battalion of volunteers behind me I felt awful peaceful.... I believe that if we could put about one hundred thousand American troops over here it would be very peaceful laughter, exceedingly so; and you would not see any more Katipunan banners, eight or ten feet long, with their designs emblazoned in silk, going along the streets with a little six-cent American flag carried underneath it. It would be too peaceful for that." Some ten years ago Mr. Taft said in words which have been quoted that, unless the character and attitude of the Americans in the islands changed more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236657667
  • 9781236657664