Source: Atlanta Constitution
Source type: newspaper
Document type: letter to the editor
Document title: “Expel the Anarchists”
Author(s): Nisbet, K. A.
City of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: none
|Nisbet, K. A. “Expel the Anarchists.” Atlanta Constitution 16 Sept. 1901 v34: p. 6.|
|anarchism (personal response); anarchism (dealing with).|
|William McKinley; K. A. Nisbet; James B. Parker.|
Expel the Anarchists
Editor Constitution: 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 8.