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Imperial Democracy; A Study of the Relation of Government by the People, Equality Before the Law, and Other Tenets of Democracy, to the Demands [PDF]

by David Starr Jordan
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. A BLIND MAN'S HOLIDAY.* I wish to maintain a single proposition. We should withdraw from the Philippine Islands as soon as in dignity we can. It is bad statesmanship to make these alien people our partners; it is a crime to make them our slaves. If we hold their lands there is no middle course. Only a moral question brings a crisis to man or nation. In the presence of a crisis, only righteousness is right and only justice is safe. I ask you to consider with me three questions of the hour. Why do we want the Philippines? What can we do with them? What will they do to us? These questions demand serious consideration, not one at a time but all together. We should know clearly our final intentions as a nation, for it is never easy to retrace false steps. We have made too many of these already. It is time for us to grow serious. Even the most headlong of our people admit that we stand in the presence of a real crisis, while, so far as we can see, there is no hand at the helm. But the problem is vir * Read before the Graduate Club of Leland Stanford Junior University, Feb. 14, 1899: and afterwards (April 3) published for the Club by the courtesy of Mr. John J. Valentine. 63 mgs after Imperialism we have not moment at the actual condition of 2S of war tjie capital of the PhilipMay, into the hands of our navy. have held, and by dint of bulldog ity of peace has assigned to us the ?en hundred islands of the whole we have as yet no real title. We: tual owners have been consulted. f course, but no moral title and no have only purchased Spain's quitshe could not hold, and which she he right to finish the conquest of close out the insurrection which a century we have agreed, on our o in cash, for the people of the Dn which they were born, and they have cultivate...
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1. Persia Emily | 29.10.2017 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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