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And if the kicking doesn't make them behave, we want to see them
put- in jail on bread and water, or else forced to work for a Hying.
We'xe quite clear about wanting these things, and we don't
care a whoop if doing some of them will nurt business. If business
has to be hurt before business will righj the Wrongs it is causing,
then we're strong for hurting business.
1 We want to get back to some of the old ideas on which this
republic was founded, which have made it great and which were
not planned just for the "benefit of business ideas about one human
life being worth all the property in the world, and things like that.
When Ahraham Lincoln was elected president for the first
time, he .didn't start out to tell the people what they wanted. He
rigured he'd been elected by the people to do what they wanted
stop slavery and prevent secession.
And he went right ahead and did it. He didn't do it legally.
The supj:eme court told him it was against the law for him to do it
But he didn't-pay any attention to the supreme court. Just went
ahead and did what the oeoole elected him oresident to do. without
bothering about legal points, or the rights of property, or business.
Lincoln hurt business horribly, too. In fact, he put he whole
business of the country on the blink for about ten years.
But that didn't seem to make the people sore, and today, when
ever anyone is asked to name the greatest American, the naqie of
Abraham Lincoln just naturally rises to his lips.
There was one greater than Lincoln, who hurt business, too.
When the Man of Sorrow found the money changers plyirig their
trade in the temple of Jerusalem, He didn't go and see a lawyer to
ask what could be done about it.
He just drove the money changers out of the temple, and dared
them to come back. And He wasnt' very gentle about it either.
"Yes, sir; we know "fine what we want.
And the very first thing we want is some man who'll apply for
a job under us as president of the United States, and who wont
bother telling us what we ought to want, but who'll go ahead and
do what we pay him $75,000 a year to do 7obey our orders.
The Waning Honeymoon.
Representative Henry of Tex
as, in an eloquent attack on inter
l'ational marriages, said the other
clay in Waco :
''The Hon. Maude Laclands,
the little daughter of the Earl of
Laclands and a Chicago pork i money.' " New York Tribune,
queen, once asked Ker mother:
" 'Mamma, how long does a
"Lady Laclands, with a bitter
smile, made answer:
" The honeymoon may be said
to last, my dear, until your hus
band begins to pester you for