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Source: Shepherdstown Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: 36
Issue number: 47
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
[untitled]. Shepherdstown Register 3 Oct. 1901 v36n47: p. [2].
 
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (public response: criticism); William McKinley (detractors); freedom of speech.
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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     WE think the matter of punishing those misguided or careless persons who speak disrespectfully of the late President McKinley is being somewhat overdone. Men are dismissed from their positions [f]or uttering sentiments adverse to the present state of public opinion, soldiers are drummed out of the army, citizens are thrown into rivers, and in Kentucky a man wa[s] killed the other day for making an alleged irreverent remark. It should be remembered that this a [sic] free cou[n]try and that all men have a right to free speech, even if it is contrary to a popular fad. It is a matter of exceedingly poor taste, of course, to abuse so good a man as the late President, but it is not blasphemy, nor even a crime.

 

 


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