The Searchlight Volume N . 7

The Searchlight Volume N . 7

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...Thirteen of the Newberry Senators face reelection in 1924. For obvious reasons, probably several of them would have reversed their attitude. The final result, if Newberry had not prevented another roll call by resigning, is likely to have been even more decisive than was the action expelling Lorimer. From beginning to end The Searchlight fought Newberryism. We looked upon that kind of campaign corruption as deadly to democNewberry's racy. It could not go unrebuked and Attitude uncorrected without cancerous consequences to representative government. That fight will not be ended until every Newberry Senator is out of public life. Democracy can still take care of its own enemies. That is the satisfying thing about it.' As for Newberry himself, no one gloats over disgrace and humiliation. But what is one man as compared with one hundred millions? Or his personal misfortune, self-imposed, when weighed in the scales of justice and common welfare? Had he desired to earn the sympathy and respect of America, the time for Newberry to have resigned was when the Senate said to him: "You were duly elected," and at the same time condemned his methods of election in these burning words: "That whether the amount expended in this primary was $195,000, as was fully reported or openly acknowledged, or whether there were some few thousand dollars in excess, the amount expended was in either case too large, much larger than ought to have been expended. "The expenditure of such excessive sums in oehalf of a candidate, either with or without his knowledge and consent being contrary to sound public policy, harmful to the honor and dignity of the Senate and dangerous to the perpetuity of a free government, such excessive expenditures are more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542835
  • 9781236542830