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Source: Hebrew Standard
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The President—the Remedy”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 36
Pagination: 6

“The President—the Remedy.” Hebrew Standard 13 Sept. 1901 v42n36: p. 6.
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McKinley assassination (personal response); anarchism (dealing with); presidential assassinations (comparison); anarchism (laws against); freedom of speech; penal colonies (anarchists).
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.


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 disappointment.
     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.



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