Expel the Anarchists
Your leading editorial in Sunday’s Constitution on the subject of
anarchy and anarchists sounded a note of warning, not only to the
nation, but to the whole world.
I have been deeply interested in reading
the various interviews and press comments on the grave and critical
situation that confronts this country and all other countries today.
Compared with it there is no other question in America that equals
it in importance. The so-called race problem in the south fades
into mere nothingness beside it. When the big Atlanta negro, Jim
Parker, jumped on the would-be assassin of President McKinley and
overpowered him, he showed that there is but little of real race
problem as compared with the anarchist problem.
No adequate punishment, I believe,
can be provided for the crimes of the anarchist. If he kills his
victim, and that victim is apt to be a public officer he can be
put to death only, which could just as easily be done if the victim
were a private citizen; and he is then looked upon by his associates
and co-conspirators as a martyr to their belief, and his bloody
deeds are emulated by them at every opportunity. No punishment,
however severe, will stop their bloody deeds. They must be expelled—banished—from
the continent; yea, from the face of the earth.
K. A. NISBET.
Fairburn, Ga., September