Source: Collier’s Weekly
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Some of His Political Views”
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 27
Issue number: 26
|“Some of His Political Views.” Collier’s Weekly 28 Sept. 1901 v27n26: p. 3.|
|Theodore Roosevelt (political philosophy).|
|Henry Cabot Lodge.|
Some of His Political Views
HE IS A MODERATE PROTECTIONIST—A VERY moderate one.
He is, of course, firmly attached to the gold standard. But he has not troubled himself much with financial questions.
He is one of the veterans of the civil service reform movement.
He believes in a large standing army, but especially in a great navy. He has made a close study of naval affairs and the public may expect him to be the leader of a movement for the unprecedented increase of our sea forces.
He thinks the Nicaraguan canal should be built, and that it should be fortified by this government. To this end, he will support the senatorial party under the leadership of his friend, Senator Lodge.
He is an expansionist. The German paper that said he dreamed of making the United States not merely a world-power, but the world-power was not far from the truth.
He believes this country should take a more active part in foreign affairs. In international politics his sentimental bias is toward England, although he was frank to express his detestation of the Boer war. He agrees with his friends of the navy in regarding Germany as most likely to trouble us in the future.