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Congregationalist and Christian World
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Guard the President”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: 86
Issue number: 38
Pagination: 412

“Guard the President.” Congregationalist and Christian World 21 Sept. 1901 v86n38: p. 412.
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Theodore Roosevelt (protection).
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Theodore Roosevelt.

Guard the President

Among the 70,000,000 people in this country few indeed would do Mr. Roosevelt bodily harm. His courage in the face of danger has been abundantly tested and proven. He trusts himself unreservedly with the people. But the terrible fact has been demonstrated that assassins live among us, against whom personal courage is no protection. Mr. Roosevelt as an individual might have risked himself as he has no right to do as the President, with the vast interests of the nation now intrusted to him. It behooves the people not to make demands on him for public occasions where he will be subjected to unnecessary danger, and perhaps it may not be out of place to remind him that, while indifference to danger may be natural in an honest man in ordinary conditions, such a man is expected to take all wise precautions for his protection when he is carrying great treasures belonging to others.