Publication information

Source:
Alienist and Neurologist
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): Hughes, Charles Hamilton
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 22
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 724

 
Citation
Hughes, Charles Hamilton. [untitled]. Alienist and Neurologist Oct. 1901 v22n4: p. 724.
 
Transcription
full text
 
Keywords
presidents (handshaking in public); anarchism (personal response).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Document


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     PROMISCUOUS PRESIDENTIAL HAND-SHAKING WITH UNCREDENTIATED [sic] PEOPLE should pass into innocuous desuetude, more honored in breach than in observance. For not now as of yore do only patriots offer honest, harmless, hearty American hands to our Presidents. The treacherous Joabs of Anarchy walk in the ranks with patriots, stealthily stealing their infamous way among a trusting Nationís people, soiling the sacred soil and defiling the once pure air of law regulated freedom. Let this promiscuous hand shaking cease and anarchists cease to be in this land of Constitutional Liberty. Let the custom pass from official usage with our Presidents.
     Over the martyred bier of this, the best of Presidents, let Americans swear to rid the land of Anarchyís stealthy peril. Fiends unfit to touch the hem of Libertyís garment kill and cry anarchy. Let not again their murderous hands touch an American President. Let the custom pass. It breeds microbic infection and anarchic paranoiacism. All are not patriots, as aforetime when men approached Freedomís Chief Custodian to clasp his honored hand. Let the custom pass and the red flag of Anarchy and its upholders find other homes than the Land of our Freedom.