History of the State of New York, Political and Governmental Volume 6

History of the State of New York, Political and Governmental Volume 6

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...income tax should be applied to the reduction of the burdens of taxation now levied upon the domestic industries of this country. "Resolved, 3. That we pledge our support to fair and liberal pensions to ex-Union soldiers and sailors. "Resolved, 4. That we condemn the fallacy of protecting American labor under the present system, which opens our ports to the pauper and criminal classes of the world and crowds out our wageearners, and we denounce the present ineffective law against contract labor, and demand the further restriction of undesirable immigration. "Resolved, 5. That we cordially sympathize with the efforts of organized workingmen to shorten the hours of labor, and demand a rigid enforcement of the existing Eight-hour law on government work and ask that a penalty clause be added to the said law. "Resolved, 6. That we regard the maintenance of a large standing army of mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton system, as a menace to our liberties, and we demand its abolition; and we condemn the recent invasion of the Territory of Wyoming by the hired assassins of plutocracy assisted by Federal oflicers. "Resolved, 7. That we commend to the thoughtful consideration of the people and the reform press the legislative system known as the initiative and referendum. "Resolved, 8. That we favor a constitutional provision limiting the oflices of President and Vice-President to one term, and providing for the election of Senators of the United States by a direct vote of the people. "Resolved, 9. That we oppose any subsidy or national aid to any private corporation for any purpose." Other Parties Prohibition Party.--Convention held in Cincinnati, June 29, 1892. For President, John Bidwell, of...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950054
  • 9781236950055