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The American, Vol. 1 free pdf Excerpt from The American, Vol. 1 With this issue, The American makes its bow to the public. We believe the time has come to establish in this city, a paper, which, while fair in its treatment of all subjects, whatever they may be, whether social, literary or political, shall take no uncertain stand upon the questions of the day- in short that there is a field in the state and upon the coast for a genuine American paper, and we hope to make The American such a one. Socially, we believe that wrongs against society are not lighted by column after column of disgusting details- that the morals of a community are not benefited by the parade of scandals in print- that the punishment of the individual through the disgrace of reeking disclosures in the newspaper, disgraces the paper so publishing it about as much as the individual against whom it is published, and that, however profitable it may be to extort blackmail under promise of withholding damaging facts, or to increase street sales and circulation by obscene sensationalism, hat this is without the province of respectable journalism. In a literary way, we shall endeavor to have attractive articles each week, which though not rising to the dignity of the ponderous review, shall not descend to the trashy level of the story paper. Politically we believe that the rime is ripe for a change, that people have become weary of boss rule, of rings and combinations, of the stealing of the ins, and the frantic efforts of the outs to get into power that they may also have a share in the plunder before it shall have all been wasted- that honest, municipal, state and federal government may be and should be maintained- that the inauguration of n system of public works, which would use up a portion of the surplus funds now in the treasury in permanent public improvements, would be a measure of economy- that our coasts and harbors should be so provided with moans of defense that any danger from foreign attack might be warded off- and that a navy which might cope with any power on earth should be constructed. We believe that unrestricted foreign immigration is a peril which threatens the very existence of the republic, and that while we recognize that many men of foreign birth are among the best and most prominent citizens of the community, ready at all times to meet every want with public spirit, mid in case of necessity to put their shoulders to the wheel along with the native born, we cannot be blind to the fact that our criminal, pauper and insane element is recruited from our foreign population out of all proportion to the number here and that this number is constantly being increased by the system of deportation adopted by various European governments. We deem it unwise to further increase immigration under these circumstances, and that Congress should be called upon to pass stringent laws to prevent the coming of any alien race in large numbers. We believe this is a duty above ail to our laboring population, and that American labor should be as fully protected from the competition of foreign labor as the manufacturer is from the competition of foreign goods- that a protective tariff against the products of labor abroad and not against that labor is one-sided. Let us have protection by all means. Let the New England cotton and woolen mills, and the Pennsylvania iron manufacturers be protected to the fullest extent necessary- but let California wines and fruits, and Louisiana sugar he as well protected, and let the man who lives by brain or muscle be freed from a competition of labor which means, that the fittest but not that the best shall survive. We believe also that the issues between the two great parties, Democratic and Republican, are dead- that both factions are incorrigibly corrupt, and that the hope of the nation is in a broad American party which shall include the best elements alike of our native-corn and foreign population. Returns from the school census of this c.

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Author : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330798678
EAN : 9781330798676
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 702 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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