Open Letter to Senator Hoar
Why go raving mad because one man
is shot? All your life you have upheld and worked to maintain a
system of government and greed, that is every year murdering tens
of thousands of innocent children, loving women, and noble, brave
men—all equally precious in the sight of the God you profess to
worship, as you or McKinley—you are illogical, do you not know the
president’s death was God’s will—McKinley said so; consider, if
you can, the subject calmly, open your mind’s eye and deduce the
facts; McKinley was Hanna’s putty tool. He always advocated bimetallism,
in and out of congress, until Hanna approached him with the offer
to free him from his financial difficulties and make him president,
if he would champion the gold standard, the powerful lever of “corporations”
Senators and parsons would crucify
Jesus No. 1, if he appeared for the second time today; or Jesus
No. 2 at his first appearance; if either attempted to whip Usury
out of The Temple of Humanity.
Hanna selects McKinley to do his will;
and God selects Czolgosz to do his will, by slaying the great oppressor
of Labor; “and God said,” by the mouth of his servant Czolgosz,
“for the sake of the good working people”; this a plain logical
deduction—and a few quotations from Lecky’s “Rationalism in Europe,”
may put the matter so plainly before your unbalanced mind that possibly
you may begin to reason on correct lines and draw reasonable deductions.
At present you are busy with the work of providing some island on
which to banish Anarchists—the salt of the earth—you would go completely
rotten without them, every mother’s son of you.
A disinterested love of truth
can hardly coexist with a strong political feeling.—Vol.
I., p. 133.
The first condition of liberty
is the establishment of some higher principle of action than
fear.—Vol. I., p. 138.
If some ferocious beast had been
let loose upon the land and was devastating all around him,
who would hesitate to applaud the man, who, at ths [sic] risk
of his life had ven[tu]red to slay it?—Vol. I., p. 152.
Happy indeed would it be for
mankind were there many of such unflinching resolution as to
sacrifice life and happiness for the liberty of their country:
but the desire of safety withholds most men from great deeds,
and this is why of the past multitudes of tyrants so few have
perished by the sword. It is, however, a salutary thought for
princes to dwell upon, that if they oppress the people and make
themselves intolerable by their vices, to slay them is not only
without guilt, but it is an act of the highest merit (Mariana)”—Vol.
I., p. 154.
Some presidents have more power than
any prince, and are more imperialistic than an emperor.
Go for Lecky, Senator Hoar! isn’t
[sic] he just awful?
The prosperity of today is for the
rich only. Labor is robbed of more of his products than ever before
in the history of the world, not omitting even the slaves who had
to make bricks without straw.
Make large provisions, senator, as
to space for the Anarchists, for they will astonish you even more
than the noble, liberty loving Boers have astonished the world.
How is it no American Rough Riders have been equipped to help them?
but [sic] the Spaniards were weak, and, it was the opening
scene of a deep laid plot to steal, with murder, extending as far
as the Philippines; the English at present are strong—240,000 trained
butchers, against 38,000 Boer farmers; in these last days it is
not flattering to be called an Englishman or an American.
Senator, you will not be able to find
an island large enough; you had better give California to the Anarchists,
it has taken fifty years of government to work the population up
to one and a half millions—the Anarchists freed from the vices of
government and its cub the Southern Pacific Railroad, would increase
the population to three millions in three years, and pay off all
present inhabitants wishing to leave for 
the property they left, barring the land, because, senator, you
know your God said, “The land shall not be sold.”
Senator, do you know the definition
of Anarchy? The poet Pope, gives a short clear explanation, thus:
Oh! happy state where souls each other draw,
When Love is Liberty and Nature Law.
Read Blackstone, Senator Hoar, and
learn what Anarchism really means.
The law of nature, being co-eval
with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is superior in obligation
to every other. It is binding all over the globe, in all countries,
and at all times:
, and such of them as are
valid derive their force and all their authority, mediately
or immediately, from the original.
Blackstone was an Anarchist, for
present day Anarchists subscribe to the above with the exception,
that they consider “and dictated by God himself” as redundant. See
Century Dictionary also.
Do you know, senator, that there is
no liberty, but individual, and that you cannot make any law to
force people to be good and loving? Has not the fact yet penetrated
your thinking matter, that you and your class—man-law-makers—have
been the manufacturers of all the civilized criminals and will continue
to make them at an increasing ratio, as you throw men out of work
and rob them of their inheritance—land?
The United States law-makers are “boodle
clubs,” whose members are bribors [sic], bribees, thieves, their
degrees are relatively, biggest, bigger, big, as they happen to
be tagged federal, State, or municipal.
Lord Eldon said in his old age, “that
if he were to begin life again he would be damned but he would begin
an agitator.” The New Orleans Harlequin has the following to say
about “The Kicker”:
What’s the use of a kicker, do
you ask? He is the great advance agent of progress; he is the
disciple of every good and sou[n]d reform; he is the rectifier
of every wrong which has been righted; he is the Nemesis of
the wrong-doer; he is the founder of human liberty; he framed
the Magna Charta and penned and signed that immortal instrument—the
Declaration of Independence; he tolled liberty [b]ell until
it split its cheeks; he is the soil in which has sprung up every
great and glorious idea; he is in league with nature and with
nature’s god, who will not permit the violation of principles
without a reckoning. What is the use of a kicker? The true kicker,
the kicker who, when he has seen a truth, never ceases to fight
for it as long as life lasts, is the very salvation of the race.
The farmer imagines power and
place are fine things. But the president has paid dear for his
White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the
best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so
conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to
eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the
Yes, power is degrading; and Anarchism
is the noblest ideal of man.
God is and unnatural laws hold all
their power thru [sic] fear. Anarchis ts [sic] recognize no power
Choose ye this day which shall guide
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