Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Attempted Assassination”
City of publication: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 37
|“The Attempted Assassination.” Freeman 14 Sept. 1901 v14n37: p. .|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); anarchism (personal response).|
The Attempted Assassination
The attempted assassination of President McKinley
while visiting the exposition at Buffalo, N. Y., last Friday, Sept. 6th, is
the one absorbing theme all over this broad land.
Under any circumstances its a monstrous crime to shoot down the head of a government, but when the popularity of the President is considered and his great qualifications of head and heart, which has so endeared him to the American people, the reason for the attempted assassination is beyond comprehension—utterly uncalled for, and unexpected, seemingly, by the anarchistic society generally, of which the assassin was a member.
The country is justly indignant, it is aroused as never before at those orders, those iniquitous institutions that stand inimical to all established authority, no matter how leniently exerted. Their uprootment, in all likelihood, will begin from the date of this lamentable occasion. The country will be far better off by the transactions. The war on civilization must cease. She cannot afford to pay the tremendous sacrifices. She must act and that quickly if she would save her elect.
The prayed for hopes of the President’s recovery have been realized. God himself would not countenance the ruthless dragging down of the beloved man—an unwarranted calamity that would have tended to undermine all of the governments in Christendom. He in His abundant wisdom has seen fit to restore him to us—a grateful nation as the result of the petitions unto Him. Long live the President.