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Source: Truth Seeker
Source type: magazine
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “A False Implication”
Author(s): Livesey, E.
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 39
Pagination: 617

Livesey, E. “A False Implication.” Truth Seeker 28 Sept. 1901 v28n39: p. 617.
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McKinley assassination (religious response: criticism); anarchism (laws against).
Named persons
E. Livesey; William McKinley.


A False Implication

To the Editor of The Truth Seeker.

     It really surprises one to hear the expressions of learned, sensible men and women in regard to the death of our beloved President, William McKinley. We all know he fell by the hand of the assassin, yet they say Almighty God has “seen fit” to remove our President. “God’s will, not ours, be done,” etc., etc. All this implies that God sanctioned the murder. Such expressions are surely out of place. The sooner we find out that there is no power other than that within ourselves to protect us, the better it will be for the human race. The law of Cause and Effect must be recognized, and therefore it is the duty of our law makers [sic] to stamp out the lawless anarchists.
     Fanatics and fanaticism have from the earliest periods menaced the human race, and must be supplanted by the light of Science, Reason, and Knowledge. So long as we appeal to superstition and the unknown for help, ignorance and crime will continue in the land. Therefore, we should be wise and institute government and laws that will protect us, as much as possible, from this dangerous element in society. On this depends not only the safety of this Republic, but the safety of the citizen also. Cranks generally claim to be acting under the so-called “Divine Law” instead of reason.

E. LIVESEY.     

     Baltimore, Md.



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