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Source: Wheatland World
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Wheatland, Wyoming
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 7
Issue number: 50
Pagination: [2]

[untitled]. Wheatland World 13 Sept. 1901 v7n50: p. [2].
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McKinley assassination (personal response); anarchism (personal response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman; William McKinley.



     All the nation was shocked and horrified beyond measure when the news was flashed over the wires Friday night that President McKinley had been assassinated, and it has been with equal joy that the bulletins have been read announcing from time to time his improved condition. And now there is rejoicing everywhere that the recovery of the President is almost a certainty. The feeling of rancorous indignation against the would-be murderer has not been confined to any party, sect or creed, but has been uppermost in the mind of every true citizen of the republic. There has been no division of sentiment among those who love the flag, who believe in government and in the nation of which they form a part. And while all this gives an inspiring hope of our future greatness and eternity of union as a people and a nation, the day is not without its lessons. The spectacle of even a few individuals—of foreign lineage though they be—meeting and rejoicing over so diabolical a deed as that of Czolgosz is something that makes the blood of every American climb instantly to the boiling point. Too much sway has been given to the low-bred harlots of the Emma Goldman stripe. To ferment hatred of all that promotes the upbuilding of the race, to teach jealousy of all who succeed, and to countenance crime, is their life’s work. To do anything laudable or to aspire to live for the good of themselves or those around them, is foreign to their minds. To tear down, to build up never—that is their battle cry. They and their teachings should be suppressed. In truth, Czolgosz is not more guilty than those who taught him. It is useless to punish the doer of crime, if those who teach it are to be free. The fountain head, more than the branches, needs to be reached. The doors of America have always stood ajar for the emigrant who can appreciate a free government and who seeks to become a reputable citizen of that government, but it is high time we should not be further cursed by the anarchistic off-scourings of all Europe. Such should be shown that they can not come here and teach America how to live.



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