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Source: Little Falls Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Little Falls, Minnesota
Date of publication: 27 September 1901
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 31
Pagination: [4]

[untitled]. Little Falls Herald 27 Sept. 1901 v13n31: p. [4].
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McKinley assassination (public response: criticism); assassination (laws against); anarchism (dealing with); anarchism (compared with corruption).
Named persons
John Adams; John Wilkes Booth; Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; Jonathan P. Dolliver; Charles J. Guiteau.



     Americans have been considered generally unemotional. Emotional outbursts are supposed to be the peculiar habit of certain other nations. But the time since the president’s death has shown that the American people can be just as emotional as any other. The feeling which was so profoundly stirred by the dreadful crime of Buffalo, was based on grounds creditable in every way. But some of the statements put forth from press and pulpit have been so contrary to the ideas upon which the republic rests, that it would seem charitable to suppose that temporary aberration possessed some of the people. We are told the times require new alien and sedition laws. Anyone familiar with the great wrongs committed under those laws in the administration of John Adams, will not wonder that they were soon repealed, after wrecking the party which had espoused them. Laws of that character will not prevent the rise of a Booth, a Guiteau, or a Czollgosz. When society cleanses itself, and the indignation now so justly directed against anarchy is as strongly directed against the anarchy which, as Senator Dolliver says, dwells with the corrupt judge, the rotten municipal government, the dishonest legislator, and the mob of lynchers—then indeed, will the national atmosphere be greatly purified.



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