The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, April 07, 1905, Page 11, Image 11

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lPRIL 7, 1905
jThe Democrats of Russia aro de-
landing a voice in the affairs of gov-
rnment. They are opposed to central
isation; they aro opposed to taxation
rithout representation; they are op-
osed to one-man rule; they are op
Dsed to "administrative arbitrariness."
They are in favor of a Government
If the people by the people, for the
leople; they are In favor of the unre-
Itricted expression of public opinion,
if freedom of conscience and speech
ind of the press and also freedom of
leeting and association. They hold
The Commdner.
that "Belf-reliance is tho chief condi
tion of tho proper and successful de
velopment of tho political and econo
mic life of a country" and therefore
they aro in favor of the greatest pos
sible liberty to tho individual consis
tent with good government, law and or
der. They are in favor of equal rights
and opportunities to all and special
rights and opportunities to none; that
every other man may have the same
rights that every other man has to im
prove his condition and pursue happi
ness. To state it all in a sentence they are
asking for themselves those "inalien
able rights' which tho Democrats of
tho United States enjoy, and there is
a lesson in this plea of the Russian
Democrats for "the Democrats of the
United States. Wo arc enjoying the
blessings which they so eagerly desire,
and by contrasting our situation with
theirs Svo should have c keener appre
ciation of our blessings, and we should
be all the more careful and diligent in
maintaining them. They are ours by
inheritance. They have come to us
through lae blood and sacrifice of our
forefathers, and wo aro apt to take
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one yon Know of is surferlng from a disease of
the kidneys, thu bladder oruny form of rheuma
tism, you are urgently invited to Hend name and
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From The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 17, 1905
Newspapersfavoring the plan
outlined are requested to re
produce this editorial together
with the primary pledge as it
appears below. They may re
quest their readers to sign
this pledge and forward the
same either to The Commoner
or to the office of their local
democratic paper, in the lat
ter event these pledges may
be then forwarded in bulk to
The Commoner office where
they will be duly recorded.
The Pledge Outlined
The following editorial appeared in
I, The Commoner of March 17:
"Mr. Bryan has been In receipt of
a multitude of letters since the elec
tion urging organization for the cam
paign of 1908. The rank and file of
fcthe party are ready to begin the fight;
they only await a plan of co-operation.-
This plan has been under considera
tion for some weeks and is herewith
1 "Let each democrat pledge himself
rto attend all of tho primaries of his
f' party to ho held between now and the
'next democratic national convention,
unless unavoidably prevented, and to
use his influence to secure a clear, hon
est and straightforward declaration of
the party's position on every question
upon which the voters of tho party
desire to speak.
"This plan does not involve the
writing of a platform in advance of
the primaries ; it does not rest upon
the paramount importance of any one
issue. It recognizes the right of the
democratic voters to control the policy
of the democratic party, and to deter
mine its position upon public ques
tions. It also recognizes the import
ance of honesty and sincerity in poli
tics. "This proposition will appeal to all
who believe in the rule of the people
to all who are willing that the ma
jority shall govern in party manage
ment and in the nation. It does not
mean that those who exert themselves
to secure a good platform will be
bound to support a had platform that
is a question which each must deter
mine for himself but it does mean
that the democratic platform shall give
voice to the prevailing sentiment of
tho democratic party, and that the
party shall take the country Into its
confidence. The pledge proposed is a
primary pledge because the people
speak at the primaries. The national
convention is attended by delegates
and each delegate represents tens of
thousands of democrats. The state con
vention" is also attended by delegates,
and these represent thousands of dem
ocrats. The county conventions are,
as a rule, attended by delegates, and
these in turn represent hundreds of
democrats. At the primary the voters
speak for themselves; there democ
racy has its citadel.
"When the work of organization is
sufficiently advanced, a time can he
set for the meeting of the members
in their various localities. The mem
bers of this organization, while
pledged to but one thing namely, at
tendance upon the primaries aro
urged to co-operate among themselves
for the support of every effort put
forth to eliminate corruption in poli
tics. No cause can prosper perma
nently that does not appeal to the
moral sense of tho country, and the
moral sense of the country is now be
ing awakened to tho importance of
purifying politics.
"Tho Commoner will do its part in
aiding every movement that has for
its object the ascertainment of the will
of tho people and tho scrupulous en
forcement of that will.
"The Commoner will also furnish all
the information that it can upon the
questions which aro before tho public
to the end that its readers may be pre
pared to render the maximum of as
sistance to every worthy cause."
"Who will be the first to make this
pledge? A record will be Jtept in The
Commoner office of tho name and ad
dress of each person who enters into
this movement. Those who desire to
be enrolled pan either wiite approv
ing the object of the organization, and
asking to have their names entered on
the roll, or they can fill out and mail
the blank which is printed below.
"The Commoner will be pleased to
publish a limited number of brief let
ters on this subject. Mr. Bryan Is
encouraged by his correspondence to
believe that there will be a prompt and
hearty response to the above proposi
rirb i i
I promise to attend all the primaries of my party to be held between now and the next demo
cratic national convention, unless unavoidably prevented, and to use my influence to secure a clear,
honest and straightforward declaration of the party's position on every question upon which the
voters of the party desire to speak.
PoBtoflice State,
County ; . . . . Voting precinct or ward
Fill out blanks and mall to Commoner Office, Lincoln, Neb.
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be remembered that these blessings
will remain to us only so long as wo
ourselves maintain 'them. "Eternal
vigilance Is the price of liberty.''
Richmond Times- Dispatch.
Isidor Raynor, the new senator from
Maryland, lias been a leading lawyer
in that state for thirty years. He was
in congress while the McKinley tariff
bill Was under discussion. One day,
while arguing an amendment, he caus
ually remarked that "everything Is
either a luxury or a necessity." Here
he was interrupted with a question
from a member who generally, kept
himself in most unkempt condition. "1
understand you to say that everything
is either a luxury or 'a necessity,"
said the disheveled member; "now, I
have just taken a bath. Which wouldj
you call that?" Angered at such a
trivial interruption, Mr. Raynor re
plied, icily: "In your case it is both
a necessity and a luxury; a necessity
because you need it so badly, and a
luxury because you take it go rarely."
J The Argonaut.
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