The Searchlight on Congress; And on the Democracy Which Gives It Existence Volume 5-6

The Searchlight on Congress; And on the Democracy Which Gives It Existence Volume 5-6

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...R S. Hubert Dent, D Wm. B. Oliver, D T. H. Caraway, D Wm. S. Goodwin, D Hugh 8. Hersmal, D THE NOTORIOUS NEWBERRY CASE To Determine Whether Senate Seats Are "For Sale" to the Highest Bidder BYLYNN Hnnns FTER A DELAY of more than two years, the Senate of the United States is facing a direct decision upon the crucial question of its own integrity. The issue centers about the legal and moral right of Truman H. Newberry to a seat in that body. In this pending decision the Senate itself will determine whether or not United States Senatorslups are for sale to the highest bidder. The Newberry case, on the face of the evidence, appears to involve corruption unparalleled in the history of America. The Lorimer scandal, by comparison, was a. trivial threat against democracy. Never before, and probably not ever again, will the Senate have to decide an issue of supremer public importance. The spirit of our Government cannot long endure, if the highest elections are to be flauntingly transferred from the forum and the polling place to the counting room and the auction block. For these reasons, it is the duty of THE S1-nmcnuonr, not only to review the case on the eve of its belated settlement by the Senate, but also to urge the people everywhere to demand of their Senators that the fullest measure of justice shall prevail. It is no longer a matter of ousting Mr. Newberry and seating Mr. Ford. The contest is not now between Ford and Newberry: it is a vital, far-reaching controversy beween truth and falsehood in public affairs. Mr. F0rd's Message to the Senate Recently Mr. Ford sent this remarkable telegram to every United States Senator: The honor of the United States Senate is involved. I know that that honor is in your keeping and more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 721g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236818571
  • 9781236818577