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VOLUME 9, NUMBER
Letters from the People
S. J. Oslln, Enterprise, Okla. Our
democratic principles aro nil right.
Lot uh aland by Ihoin and keep peg
ging away. True, wo lost hoavlly
last year, but wo had to combat tho
monoy powers of tho world. Let us
continue our offorts to induco legis
lation against money Influences In
olccl.lons. Then, again, wo must
oloct moil to ofllco who will carry
out and exemplify democratic princi
ples and servo tho Interests of the
masses and not tho classes. Take a
glancing look at our map and see
how county lines were gerryman
dered to fit certain towns for county
seat sites, and you will find ono
sourco of a loss of votes. And, again,
tako a look at our codo of laws.
Some of them aro good and wholo
somo, but some of them are worse
than child-like. Horo you will find
another sourco of our lost votes. Tho
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third source will be found in tho
fact that so many of our officers aro
not doing their duty. Peace offlcers
in somo instances aro lawless them
solves. T. J. Vandergrift, Woodsfleld, 0.
While not dismayed it is very dis
couraging to work for the cause of
tho people when the majority of
them will make no sacrifice to sus
tain their own cause and higher prin
ciples. I have labored moro or less
for a long time from purely patriotic
motives, and without any thought of
personal reward, and tno aereat 01
yourself and tho high principles you
represented as against a' flood of
chicanery and corruption does not
speak woll for, or of the people.
Perhaps their interests can be guard
ed and their minds and morals im
proved by the democratic party until
the republican party commits sui
cide, but if the democratic party is
to win directly it will have to satisfy
the selfish and material interests of
the voter, the loaves and fishes are
what he is after prosperity and
'possum first, and principles after
ward. I was with you in 189G, 1900,
1908 and am with you yet.
A. A. Warren, Beaumont, Texas.
Will the democrats ever win? Yes.
Let the democrats and every one
seeking 'reform keep right on sup
porting and extending The Com
moner. Give it, as it deserves, the
largest circulation that a paper ever
had. The democratic vote was, I be
lieve, 6,500,000 besides perhaps 2,
000,000 that would have liked to
have voted the democratic ticket, but
for various reasons dared not. But
they can support The Commoner and
help to got it before all the people.
The democrats have, in Mr. Bryan,
the most unselfish, self-sacrificing
and the noblest leader that any party
over had. There never was a private
citizen in the United States that
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address " mover remittance, and
wielded the influence that Mr. Bryan
does. There is no great national
question comes up but he is called in
to counsel, notably tho panic in 1907,
and how nobly ho responded, and
through The Commoner did more
than any other one man in quieting
the fears of the people. If the peo
ple give Tho Commoner their sup
port Mr. Bryan will have a great
influence in the future legislation.
So let every one seeking reform sup
port Mr. Bryan and The Commoner
and right will prevail.
Daniel H. Simmons, San Diego,
Cal. The true democracy has a great
work before it and you seem to avail,
and outline that herculean task, and
I believe and hope that you are the
man to worthily complete the full
share of her expectations, even to
recognition in the next presidency,
as now the most popular with the
masses and properly so. I believe in
the opinions and principles of our
government as enunciated and prac
ticed by Andrew Jackson and ever
elucidated through the great com
moner of Nebraska.
J. H. Cloud, Chester, Pa. Some
one has suggested that the Jefferson
and Lincoln party be organized.
These two men are reverenced for
tho policies they defended. They
are dead but the principles live. De
mocracy is older than any man, then
why should the party be called after
any individual? I say continue the
name democratic, stand by the poli
cies and fight for the principles. The
American people will yet awaken to
their true interests.
Benjamin J. Stoddart, Waupen,
Wis. I am one of those that have
the pleasure of reading The Com
moner. I believe it is one of the best
papers published on reform govern
ment in this nation. The democratic
party has the best chance for vic
tory on principles that it ever had
in the history of this nation. The re
publican party can not bring reform
for the whole people without steal
ing the velvet .of the Denver plat
form. . Will this not vindicate the
democratic reformer and make Mr.
Bryan stronger than ever? If the
republican party fails to bring re
form for the whole people, will not
Mr. Bryan and his army of reformers
become stronger than ever? The
course for the future is to encourage
The Commoner and all other reform
papers that can be established in
every county and state. Let them
be placed in every home possible so
the people can get the true knowl
edge of reform government.
EdwaTd T. Shelton. Keel in ?. Vn
Mr. Bryan has a proud consciousness
of knowing he has done his duty
nobly and he will, we trust be able
to accomplish as much good as if he
were president. He had the support
of the honest, intelligent voters of
our land. He is, in my opinion, the
greatest man in our country and his
influence for good will be felt in
every walk of life, so long as he
can uner a word or wield a' pen.
A. L. Edwards, Alexis, 111. -I fear
there is danger ahead for our coun
try. I hope we will have W J
Bryan in the White TTnnen ,r '-'
will have to work to gain the vic
tory. The greatest trouble is that
the people are afraid to vote against
the republican party. As long as I
live I will vote for Mr, Bryan when
ever he is a candidate
Conway Kelly, Marshall, Mo. -The
future of the democratic party does
not look good to me. Mr. Bryan
can undoubtedly poll a larger vote
than any member of his party, but
the republicans have always been
able to make a deal to defenf i,t.
H. D. Wagnou, Portland, Ore"
When some of the democratic states
un. tuuumoiiB ueuer lor the people
by some genuine reforms like direct
legislation, or the taxation of land
values, then, and not till then, may
we expect to see the tide set toward
genuine democracy. Oklahoma is
democratic and has made a splendid
start, but Oregon has done somewhat
better under republican rule and at
the next election will leave the other
0 state far in the rear unless it
goes to using direct legislation. Ore
gon will build and own her own rail
roads and throw them open as public
highways, thereby breaking the rail
road monopoly. And that will put
the railways out of politics and when
the railways are out of politics then
the whole country as a' nation will
E H. Kennedy, Scio, O. Public
sentiment is hard to cultivate. Ignor
ance and prejudice hard to overcome,
but we remember what Mr. Lincoln
said about fooling all the people part
of the time, etc., and that explains
the situation. The common people
are being fooled, have been fooled,
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