The President—the Remedy
There is but one hope which animates
the people of this country, which is voiced from every quarter,
and that is the recovery of President McKinley. There should be
but one thought to follow and a firm determination to crystalyze
[sic] it, and that is: to root out the Anarchists from this land.
This is the first time that our people
are called to deal directly with this distemper. The assassination
of Lincoln was the result of a craze of an American actor, and the
shooting of Garfield was by a man who was probably crazed by personal
Now, for the first time in our history
we are brought face to face with conditions which have been prevalent
in foreign lands, and which, by reason of our form of government,
we thought we were exempt from. Anarchy raises its head here as
well as in monarchies.
It is to be hoped, therefore, that
the determination which now animates our people will not be permitted
to lose force by reason of the lapse of time, but rather that it
will gain strength, and not rest until such laws shall be enacted
as will rid the land of every known anarchist and such as proclaim
this doctrine of destruction.
The tolerance of these people under
the plea of free speech must not be endured. Free speech is guaranteed
as one of the inalienable rights of American citizenship, but free
speech which tries to subvert and change our form of government,
not by the Constitutional methods, but by violence and death of
its representatives and destruction of property, is a mockery, and
is treason to the State.
As we now are no more exempt from
having these reptilian doctrines advocated and carried out here,
and as this democratic country is no more proof against the anarchistic
brood than the monarchies of the other world, probably it would
be well that an International Congress should meet and agree upon
some drastic plan which would rid all the lands of every advocate
of the vicious doctrines of Anarchy.
Let there be a common Siberia or a
Devil’s Island to which all should be deported, and quick death
to such as commit an overt act.