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Source: Technology Review
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication:
October 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 393

[untitled]. Technology Review Oct. 1901 v3n4: p. 393.
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McKinley assassination (personal response).
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     The following from an editorial in the Army and Navy Journal, referring to the assassination of the President, seems worth repeating. It has the right ring, and may well be taken to heart:ó

     All felt that a murderous assault upon our Chief Magistrate was a blow struck at the heart of every loyal citizen of the United States; for in him centre the forces that bind us together, and make us a great, because a united, people. Whatever concerns the dignity of the President and the inviolability of his person concerns the self-respect of each one of us. Chosen through the methods of selection we have approved and by the forms of law we have ourselves prescribed, he represents to us the majesty of Law, which is the only sovereign ruling in this country by divine right. When once the seal of office is set upon him, he ceases to be the representative of a party, and as the President of the whole United States justly demands the loyalty and the respect of every citizen. . . . All over the country in various ways the people are, without regard to party affiliations, espousing the cause of the President. . . . But why should we wait until the President lies at the point of death from the assassinís blow before we accord to him this universal recognition of the fact that he is our President, and that what concerns him concerns us all? Why should we not at all times, and under all circumstances, identify ourselves with his dignity and his security? . . . Is not the present need of this country an increase of respect for men holding public office, because they represent the law and are the visible embodiment of the power and majesty of the Commonwealth?



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