The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, October 26, 1906, Page 15, Image 15

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ora.1 roied with LaFoUetta. The
bill wu Improved by democrats. It
would have been better If all the dem
ocratic amendments had been car
ried and all of those, also, offered by
JLaFolIette and for which democrats
voted. And then they say, "You must
stand by Roosevelt and elect republi
cans to office."
If you want to stand by the presi
dent, I will tell you the best way to
stand by the president. It is to elect
democrats to office to back him up
and not republicans. Why, the presi
dent has done pretty well, consider
ing his environment remarkably well
for a republican but he would have
done better if you hadn't hung so
many republican mill-stones around
his neck and had so many republi
can bushwackers at work all the time.
If you want to stand by him, give
him democrats in the senato and
house and they will say to him, "Mr.
President, you can go ahead with con
fidence, now. ,We will be behind you.
You go as far as you will go as fast
as you can and wo will be with you."
They will say, "Mr. President, if, at
any time, you get weakkneed or faint
hearted and start to back, back, we
are right behind you and we won't let
you back." It is better to encourage
him and push him forward than to
send republicans down there to harass
and annoy him.
Now, my friends, I want to speak
for a moment on another question.
We tried six years ago to get the coun
try to take an American position on
the question of imperialism. We
pointed out the evils of a colonial
policy and ,we warned you that your
republican leaders Intended colonial
Ism. They wouldn't tell what they in
tended. They said they couldn't talk
to people who had guns in their hands
They said let the,. Filioinos lay down
their arms and we will talk to them,
and the Filipinos laid down tbir arms
and then what did these republicans
say? They said there was nothing to
talk about!
They wouldn't talk to them when in
rebellion and when they ceased to
rebel, they said everything wns set
tled and there was nothing to discuss!
They criticised us for discussing im
perialism When war was in progress.
Two years ago when there was pro
found peace Governor Wright then
acting governor over there wrote a
letter to President Roosevelt and the
president circulated it as a campaign
document and Governor Wright said
that the discussion of the rights of
the Filipinos in this country was mak
ing their task harder over fhere. We
Couldn't discuss the question when
they had war for fear that it would
continue the war and we couldn't dis
cuss it when they had no war for fear
they would start a war! We haven't
found a time when the republicans
were willing to discuss imperialism.
Well, my friends, since I last visited
you, I have had a chance to see the
Filipinos. Now I defend from obser
vation all that I defended from the
ory. I said then they had the riht
to govern themselves to shane the'r
own destiny. I now tell you that they
aro able to govern themselves and
shape their own destiny. If you tell
me that less than 10 per cent of them
are educated, I reply that less than
10 per cent of the Japanese are per
mitted to vote under their suffrage
laws, and yet a government resting
upon a- vote of less than one-tenth op
the male population of Japan has as
tonished the world! And everv vear
finds more educated people in the Pliil
lppine Islands.
Tn Manila there wore one thousand
students above the bachelor's, degree
studying law, medicine and encrineer
ing, and they prepared a memorial
and "presented it to me while I was
there. They had more than fifty
printed pages and every nage a pro
test against American rule and not
aa argument printed on nay page that
would not have been accepted by any
republican in this country a year be
fore we began oar experiment in im
perialism. Every year more are educated. One
teacher told me that in his district
they had 150 per cent of tho people
of school age In school. One hundred
and fifty per cent! Why, wo do well
if we get 96 per cent of tho people
of school age in school. Over thero
so many of tho parents went with
their children that thoy had more than
50 per cent more than the school age.
I Was told by another teacher of
an incident He told me a Filipino
boy was working for an English lady
and she liked him so much that when
he stopped to go to school she tried
to persuade him, to stay at work. She
was paying him 20 pesos per month
and she offered to double it to 40
pesos per month a tempting offer
But the boy told her he loved knowl
edge more than money and would go
to school.
Yet thoy tell you they must send a
carpet-bag government over thero and
hold it in place by a standing army be
cause they aro not capable of govern
ing themselves! They used to think
there was going to bo money in this
experiment and when they thought
there was money in it they thought
the hand of God was in it. But my
observation is that these people see
tho hand of God in a thing only when
they see a dollar in tho hand. When
they found there was no money in it
they probably found God didn't mean
it, after all. Nine-tenths of the repub
licans will tell you today that after
while the Philippines, oX course, will
have independence. I heard speeches
there by American officials and every
speech contained language that could
not be honestly construed except as a
promise of independence, and yet this
experiment in colonialism has cost us
something like $500,000,000!
Why, wlh that sum we could build
the Panama canal . and not tax the
American people another dollar! With
that sum we could reclaim the arid
lands of the west on which homes
could be built for more American cit
izens than will go to tho Philippine
Islands to live in a thousand years!
$500,000,000! We could build a rail
road from New York to San Francis
co 'that would do more to regulate
railroad rates than all the railroad
rate bills you can pass In a hundred
years! $500,000,000! You could build
good roads, Improve water-ways, and
deepen harbors how much you could
do with $500,000,000!
But we have wasted It trying to
follow at the tail end of the European
processions. India is held up for us
as a model in the Philippines. Yes,
and the memory of those half-starved
people walking like shadows through
their native land still remains with
me. England's policy In India a
model? England taxes the Indian
people about $100,000,000 a year to
support an array that India does not
want! Why is tho army there? Some
say to keep the Indians In subjection;
some say to keep Russia from steal
ing India. Upon those people of In
dia, whose average Income is $10 per
vear is this burden placed, and the
government that does it spends $8,
000,000 a year on education! One
hnndied and fifty years of English
rule and less than ten million spent
in giving them something in return.
Our contention is that if you will
take away from the trust magnates the
means by which the world has bpen
taxed for their benefit Kt you with
draw the special privileges and favors
that republicans have 'given to them
and make them act and live upon
their merits, no man will accumulate
enough money In a lifetime by honest
effort to make his fortune a menace
to society.
But, mv friends, If you are not going
to stop the stealing, you will have to
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