Populist Legislation in Kansas

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1901 - 174 páginas
 

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Página 12 - Socialism is that contemplated system of industrial society which proposes the abolition of private property in the great material instruments of production, and the substitution therefor of collective property; and advocates the collective management of production, together with the distribution of social income by society, and private property in the larger proportion of this social income.
Página 13 - Socialism is the fulfilment of service ; the aim of individualism is the attainment of some personal advantage, riches, place, or fame. Socialism seeks such an organization of life as shall secure for every one the most complete development of his powers ; individualism seeks primarily the satisfaction of the particular wants of each one, in the hope that the pursuit of private interest will in the end secure public welfare.
Página 13 - Socialism seeks such an organization of life as shall secure for every one the most complete development of his powers ; individualism seeks primarily the satisfaction of the particular wants of each one, in the hope that the pursuit of private interest will in the end secure public welfare.
Página 19 - We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1.
Página 48 - Governor Lewelling of Kansas: "Two great forces are forming in battle line: the same under different form and guise that have long been in deadly antagonism, represented in master and slave, lord and vassal, king and peasant, despot and serf, landlord and tenant, lender and borrower, organized avarice and the necessities of the divided and helpless poor.
Página 48 - ... Administration. — Gov. Lewelling was inaugurated on Jan. 9, 1893. The dogmas of the People's party were reflected in his inaugural address, as the following extracts will show: "If it be true that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, let it also be declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor. It is the mission of Kansas to protect and advance the moral and material interests of all her citizens. It is her especial duty at the present time to protect the producer...
Página 15 - We have another shabby, wild-eyed, rattle-brained fanatic who has said openly in a dozen speeches that "the rights of the user are paramount to the rights of the owner"; we are running him for Chief Justice, so that capital will come tumbling over itself to get into the state.
Página 13 - The state is greater than the party, but the citizen is greater than the state, while the family is the priceless jewel of our civilization. The problem of to-day is to make the state subservient to the individual rather than to become his master.
Página 19 - Democrats championed the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the rate of sixteen to one.
Página 44 - ... the act less burdensome. The law ought to be perfected and retained as one of the permanent statutes of the State. There appears to be a general and increasing desire on the part of the people for fewer elections, and I renew my recommendation that steps be taken to amend the constitution of the State so as to provide for biennial elections only. These should be held in the evennumbered years to correspond with congressional elections. MUNICIPAL SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN is favored by many of our best...

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