Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Doesn’t Believe in It”
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 38
|“Doesn’t Believe in It.” Challenge 21 Sept. 1901 n38: p. 6.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response: socialists); anarchism (personal response).|
|H. Gaylord Wilshire.|
Doesn’t Believe in It
In response to a telegraphic request from the
editor of the Philadelphia North American, Mr. Wilshire sent the following
as his view on assassination:
I regard any man whose plan of bettering social conditions involves the necessity of assassination as a criminal lunatic. It follows then that a community has a natural right to bar such people from entrance into their midst. However, if such a person has once acquired a domicile in this country I would certainly not abridge his rights of citizenship as long as he was tacitly admitted to be sane by being allowed his liberty. The abridgment of the rights of citizenship can have no terrors to an anarchist when we remember that he disdains the use of the ballot and looks to force and force alone as the remedy for social wrongs. Faithfully yours.
Editor C .