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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
590 S. PEORIA ST. CniCAGO, TIX.
Tolpnhnnoi Editorial, Monroe MS
1 eieptiones grtulaU,0, Monroe 3S3
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a month.
Entered as second-class matter April
- 21. 1914, at the postofftce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3. 17S.
SHUT UP OR BE LOCKED UP!
We Americans are extremely jealous
v of our rights. Among them we hold
none more precious than free speech
and a free press. In most of our
cities we have permitted such free
dom of speech that we have permit
ted, with good-natured tolerance, the
free utterance of the ravings of dis
In some cities certain places have
been set apart in public squares
where anyone might freely rail
against government and establish in
stitutions, and say most anything he
Even the steps of government
buildings have been favorite ros
trums wherefrom wild-eyed fanatics
might talk themselves black in the
face against the government itself.
So long as it kept clear of libel
laws the press might go as far as the
editor pleased to go with his thunder
bolts against anything and anybody.
And a good-natured public found
But that was in times of peace.
Now we are at war. The govern
ment represents the people, the citi
zenship of this democratic republic.
The government declared war and
the people approved its action as
their will. That settles it
. Frenzied attackSyOn OUR govern- 1
ment NOW are attacKs on the people.
Appeals to any of our citizens to re
bel against any of the laws passed
by congress to carry out the purposes :
of OUR war, are attacks on -OUR i
Whatever lends aid and comfort tc
the enemy is treason and attacks t
on our government and appeals for f
resistance to its laws lend aid and '
comfort to the enemy. Hence they T
The time has come for treasonable
editors and orators to shut up or bs
locked up. ,
Goldman and Berkman are locked
up. They're in jail. That's where
they belong. Neither is a citizen of
this republic, yet both have been per
mitted to roam whithersoever they
pleased within our borders and give
voice to their hatred of this govern
ment and all government. It was
time to lock them up. And it's time
to go right down the line and lock
up others who use their liberty in free
America to lend aid and comfort to
the Prussian enemy of democracy
And this goes for editors as well
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