Resolves of the State of Maine

Resolves of the State of Maine

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...effecting such important changes. There is no longer reason for this conservatism. The Australian system of voting has safely passed its experimental era in this country. Its wisdom has been clearly established. To-day it is the law in more than one-third of the states in the Union, and there is reason to believe that the time is not far distant when its adoption will become general. It is the sacred duty of popular government to maintain, in every possible way, the purity of the ballot. The nearer our elections come to fairly registering the personal convictions of each individual voter, the closer will they conform to the true spirit of our institutions. It is the concurrent testimony of those states which have made a trial of it, that the Australian ballot system comes nearer securing this desirable result than any other yet devised. There is no reason to doubt that, under its wholesome operation, intimidation and bribery will be practically unable to influence elections, and voters will be freed from unpleasant espionage at the polls. Another benefit that will accrue from the adoption of this system of voting, will be found in the powerful incentive given political parties to nominate honest and capable candidates. The subject is one that calls for careful thought, and I commend it to your earnest consideration. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. Our system of public instruction includes three separate and yet related groups of schools: viz, --the Common Schools, the Free High Schools and the Normal Schools. For the support of these three groups during the last year, there have been expended the following sums: For Common Schools $1,114,902 00 Free High Schools 139,944 00 Normal Schools 19,000 00 Making a total of $1,273,846 00 Financially considered, .show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606124
  • 9781236606129