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Source: Burlington Hawk-Eye
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Bryan Against Anarchy”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Burlington, Iowa
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 79
Pagination: 2

“Bryan Against Anarchy.” Burlington Hawk-Eye 10 Sept. 1901 v63n79: p. 2.
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anarchism (personal response); William Jennings Bryan (public statements).
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William Jennings Bryan.


Bryan Against Anarchy


Free Government Must Not Be Overthrown and Anarchists Should Be Excluded.

     Buffalo, Sept. 9.—William J. Bryan to-day telegraphed the Times:
     “Free government may be overthrown, but they cannot be reformed by those who violate the commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill.’ Under a government like ours every wrong can be remedied, by laws and the laws are in the hands of the people themselves. Anarchy can be neither excused nor tolerated here. A man who proposes to right a public wrong by taking the life of a human being makes himself an outlaw and cannot consistently appeal to the protection of the government which he repudiates. He invites the return to a state of barbarism in which each one must at his own risk defend his own rights and avenge his own wrongs. Punishment administered to the would-be assassin and to his co-conspirators, if he has any, should be such as to warn all inclined to anarchy that, while this is an asylum for those who love liberty, it is an inhospitable place for those who raise their hands against all forms of government.”



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