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THE PUBLIC FORUM
SUGGESTON. I have noticed
that many readers of The Day Book
are speaking in the name of Christ.
They ask what is the .matter with
this so-called Christian civilization
that such wrongs and evils exist.
Let these readers, instead of lift
ing up their eyes to heaven and
scrapping with God, turn them down
to earth. Then they will see why all
evils are existing in the time of their
so-called Christian civilization.
Abe M. H.
REPEAL THIS LAW. The news
papers are full of awful stories about
the criminal operations abortions.
There are approximately 30,000 such
operations performed yearly in Chi
cago and hundreds of thousands in
the United States.
It is horrible to contemplate, hut
is it not more horrible for the rulers
of this country to pass a law which
prevents the victims of these crim
inal operations to know how to avoid
them? This law, a relic of the Dark
Ages, compels the ignorant to go to
"specialists." This law prevents the
scientific teaching of birth regulation.
This law results in abortions.
Often, especially among the poor
and the working class, it is a greater
crime to bring a child Into the world
than to prevent its birth.
If our lawmakers were not so wise
rather say "other than wise" we
would have healthier children and
less abortions. M. A. Stolar, 2429 Di
T upon a well-known scheme of polit
ical and economic philosophy, and
whatever may be said in its favor as
an immediate fiscal measure, it is for
the present impracticable."
John S. Mill accepted from the ear
lier writers and further elaborated
and said: "A tax on rent falls wholly
on the landlord. There are no means
by which he can shift the burden on
any one else." But he throws doubt
on the soundness of that and other
opinions which he held in that direc
tion by saying in his own works,
Book 1, Chapter 5: "It is impossible
to so tax the rich that no portion
whatever of the tax can fall upon the.
poor." Rob't J. King, 7301 Yale Av.
TAXES. Because I admire the
persistency of the single taxers, I de
plore their inavailable propaganda.
I would be pleased to see them look
more critically into their dogmas.
Bolton Hall, in his book entitled,
"Who Pays Tour Taxes?" says at
page 169, "Whether Henry George is
right or wrong, I will not undertake
to say," and at page 172 he says: "As
to the Henry George idea, it rests 1
HOMES NEEDED. Since so much
discussion is being given to vice in
The Day .Book lately, let's scratch the
surface of the thing and see what the
underlying issue really is. It is my
contention that, instead of striking at
redlights and trying to crush them,
we ought to find out and remove the
cause of their existence.
In former days, when there were
no labor troubles, no excessive pov
erty nor excessive riches in this coun
try, it seems that men and women
were content to marry and live like
human beings. But now we have ad
vanced so remarkably, industrially
and socially, that marriage is a farce
and a joke.
The truth is that man has learned
to master almost everything but him
self! Humanity's creative gift was
assuredly not intended to be degen
erated that way. The suffering, dis
ease, death and the character of the
offspring resulting therefrom prove
that immorality is a transgression of
nature's law. And yet some people
mistake every selfish sort of desire as
the call of nature. Their swinish pas
sions have to be gratified! Call it
nature, if you will, but we ought to
go a step further and consider hu
manity. Civilization is retarded by men in
every walk of life whose "nature" is