The Forum Volume 12

The Forum Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...support of sound money, and the exposure of the dangerous character of Republican legislation, enacted--as one of the congressmen of that party from this State frankly admitted upon the floor of the House of Representatives---"for politics only," certainly contributed something towards giving the Democratic party the strength which made a second victory possible. The growth of tariff reform sentiment in Massachusetts has been largely due to the persistence vith which the justice and necessity of giving to our industries the benefit of free raw materials has been pressed. In the Democratic platform of this year the tariff plank was as follows: --"The McKinley Tarifl' Bill, against which the Democratic party of Massachusetts protested at its last convention, was repudiated at the polls by one of the most emphatic votes ever cast by a free people. We renew our demand for the repeal of all its provisions which increase rates of duty, and for the enactment of agenuine measure of tariff reform. We believe that all taxes upon food, fuel, fibres, and ores, and also upon the crude or partly manufactured materials necessary in the processes of our domestic industries, should be repealed, thus afiording a genuine protection alike to the workingmen and the manufacturers of our Commonwealth. Five of the Republican congressmen from this State, whom we condemned last year for their surrender of the business interests of New England in order to meet the exigencies of party politics, have been replaced by the people with Democratic members who can be trusted to uphold the rights, and to guard the interests, of their constituents." This declaration contains the most comprehensive statement of the principles of tarifi reform...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236781589
  • 9781236781581