The New Version; Lectures

The New Version; Lectures

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...this and much more is denied, when the equal right to land--on which and by which men alone can live--is denied. "Equality of political rights will not compensate for the denial of the equal right to the bounty of nature. Political liberty, when the equal right to land is denied, becomes, as population increases and invention goes on, merely the liberty to compete for employment at starvation wages. This is the truth that we have ignored. And so there come beggars into our streets and tramps on our roads, and poverty enslaves men whom we boast are political sovereigns, and want breeds ignorance that our schools cannot enlighten, and citizens vote as their masters dictate, and the demagogue usurps the part of the statesman, and gold weighs in the scales of justice, and in high places sit those who do not pay to civic virtue the compliments of hypocrisy, and the pillars of the republic that we thought so strong already bend under an increasing strain." In speaking to you to-day of this conquest of Canaan, I could not avoid speaking of this modern conquest of America by preemption deeds of exclusive ownership of that which belongs to all as much as air or sunshine. But this and all other wrongs are supported by divine example in the conservatism of the Church. Whatever the final solution may be of this terrible problem of poverty, we shall do our best to help in its achievement by every good blow we deal the religion that says, It is good to suffer, and pronounces its blessing upon poverty. Before man comes to his own and breathes the pure air of liberty, he must break from all allegiance to the skies, and find in the universal well-being of the human race his only devotion. This world in its entirety as well as limitations must be the...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494962
  • 9781236494962