Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Search for Lessons”
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 1
|“Search for Lessons.” Chautauquan Oct. 1901 v34n1: p. 4.|
|McKinley assassination (lessons learned).|
Search for Lessons
The inevitable search for lessons from such a
train of events reveals at least these:
1. Killing a president does not kill the presidency; this institution of government goes right on. Three times in less than forty years has the ghastly futility of assassination been proven in this republic.
2. Human life can be held altogether too cheap in a commercial era.
3. Respect for law grows by respect for law.
4. Not everybody who cries out “Down with Anarchy” can put his finger on it.
5. Free speech and free press, despite abuses, are indispensable to self-government.
6. God reigns and government by the people still lives.