National Democratic Convention

National Democratic Convention

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...organization for the purpose of reaching honest ends in this country, God knows it is now. (Applause.) If ever the country needed the honest, outspoken sentiment of her people, it is now. If ever she needed men to rise above the petty call of party, it is now; and therefore it is that you show in this assembly no disposition to carp at men for former political differences. You desire to elevate honesty and capacity, instead of insensibility and utter civil incapacity. (Applause.) And how do you propose to do it? Is it not by an appeal to all that is high, and noble, and honest in human nature? If you do not do so you are unworthy of the occasion to which you are called. Now I tell you that the Democratic party is the organization which the sense of mankind in this country will point out as the best means through which and by which the political salvation of our country can be wrought. (Applause.) Yet upon this occasion what have we witnessed? Not a shrinking of lifelong Democrats from clasping hands with honest men of the Liberal Republican party. You have not witnessed that. On the contrary, you have witnessed a willingness, scarcely attempted to be suppressed, and a desire to forget the past political and party differences in favor of a great present, and noble, and almost holy object. Now, gentleman, I ask you in all fairness, shall this great organization, dignified by years and dignified by sacrifices, for the sake of patriotic feeling, not be allowed to have an independent expression of its own honest sentiment? (Applause and cries of" Yes.") What, then, can be said in favor of the proposition that, cut and dried, we shall, without crossing a t, or dotting an i, force down our throats without mastication or digestion, the action...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528522
  • 9781236528520