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TECS ADVOCATE.
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A Bepubllcan'YIews.
Editor Advocatb:- Believing there
are others thinking along the same lines
83myalf, I come now offering a few
crude thoughts, expressed perhaps in
cruder phraseology, hoping to draw from
abler pens than mine a better exposition
of the views herein adyanced.
I have always been a republican, and
am now, to the extent of indorsing, as
an entirety, the principles of the party,
but haye come to believe that the party
is not progressive enough for the times
neither is the democratic party.
Lack of sufficient progression in these
parties has created thousands upon
thousands of restless, discontented
voters and the number is constantly and
rapidly being augmented. This state of
unrest arises from a deep seated and
well-founded conviction that there is
"something" about our government
either in its administration or funda
mental principles radically wrong.
What is that something? Is it to be
found in any one or more of what we
are pleased to term the great political
issues of the day? Had our revenue,
ourrenoy and other laws, which are
brought forth periodically, first one and
then another, as "issues," been at all
bs nearly perfect as it were possible for
human ingenuity to devise, this feeling
of discontentment would cot have been
stayed bayond the present time, because
the true cause of this feeling does not
lie directly or indirectly in any one or
more of these issues which are raised for
the purpose of fomenting party .strife
and creating sectional hatred to such a
degree and to the end that the minds of
the masses may be kept from questions
the solving of which would drive abject
poverty from the land and at the same
time dispossess the classes of their un
. just powers and ill-gotten gains.
Men, through passion and prejudice,
are often blind to their own interests.
Leaders of political partiea are well
aware of and rely on this faot hence
"issues."
Is it not about time the masses real
ized this and stopped to think for them
selves, and to discover that the great
and real evil of to-day and yesterday is
to bs found in our land laws? Ignoring
paper titles and recognizing only thoaa
of occupancy and actual use, real pov
erty would be a thing of the past Are
paper titles of divine origin? Did the
Creator place mankind upon the earth,
some with paper titles and others with
out? No. Paper titles were born of
greed and brute force and continue to be
born of the same parents, even unto this
day.
Every man has a natural and inalien
able right to a portion of mother earth
on which to dwell and make a living.
Laws interfering with this right should
be set aside, and by force if neceosary.
The contrary cannot bs maintained if
we concede, as we must, the principle
that every man has the right of self
preservation. Without paper titles there would be
no tributes paid in the way of rents to
society leeches. Earnings and profits
would go back into business or else go
toward building homes and providing
comforts of life.
What keeps the merchant, the farmer,
the mechanic and the laborer poor ? Do
they have more than a scanty living left
after paying their rents?
The amount paid in rents is appalling,
and is extorted from the actual produc
ers of wealth who should be and are en
titled in natural justice to all they pro
duce. How long would it be before the
masses would have homes of their own
material for same instead of paying rant?
There can be only one conclusion.
Ja3. Houston.
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Why They Killed Lincoln.
Editor Advooati: As the plans of
the British to subjugate the Amerioan
people become more apparent, we can
more fully appreciate the importance of
Lincoln's oft repeated warnings of the
dangers to liberty against which the
people should bs on their guard. In
proof of the claim that the war was the
result of a vast conspiracy of the money
class, as shown by the Hazzard oircular,
let Lincoln's own testimony be heard.
In Grant's Memoirs, volume 2, page 813,
will be found a private cypher telegram
from the president to General Grant as
follows:
Ctphib, 6 P. M.
Washington, D. C, August 3. 1864.
Lieutenant General Grant, City Point, Va.:
I have seen your dispitoh in which you
say, "I want Sheridan put in command of
all the troops in the field, with instructions
to put himself south of the enemy and fol
low him to the death. Wherever the enemy
goes, let our troops go also."
This, I think, is exactly right, as to how
our forces should move. Bat please look
over the dispatches you may have reoeived
here, even sines you made that order, and
answer, if you can, that there is any idea in
the had of anyone here "of putting our
army south of the enemy" or "of following
him to the death" in any direction. I re
peat to you it will neither be done nor at
tempted, unless you watoh it every day and
hour, and force it. A. Lincoln.
Page 319, Grant says that General
Hunter was bo confused and embarraase j
by orders from Washington "movin g
him first to the right and then to the
left, that he had lost all trace of the
enemy." Page' 327, Grant says: "I
knew it was impossible for me to get
orders through Washington to Sheridan
to make a move, because they would be
stopped there, and such orders as Hal-
leek's caution (and that of the secretary
of war) would suggest would be given
instead, and would, no doubt, be con
tradictory to mine."
This adds additional weight to Lin
coln's declaration above quoted, "that
there was no intention or inclination to
follow the enemy to the death." The
conspirators seem to have been in con
trol, and would not allow the war closed
until an enormous debt had been piled
up, upon which they could live in luxury
and ease, and how well they succeeded,
our suffering country too well attests.
In his message of 1864, the president
denounces the treachery of the conspir
ators acd gamblers in gold as worse en
emies than the rebels in! the field,'arid
warns the people to check the powerful
corporations before they "aggregated all
the wealth in a few hands nd the re
public be lost." As further evidence
of the existence of the grand conspiracy
we can mention the peculiar manner in
which the army was managed. The
first Bull Bun disaster can be clearly
traced to a division of the Union forces
and apparent treachery of some of the
commanders. So at Gettysburg where
Lse was defeated, he was allowed to es
cape across the Potomac at his leisure
two weeks after the battle, without any
serious effort to capture his defeated
army, or even to inflict any damage upon
it
Viewed in the light of subsequent
events, Lincoln was a victim of the
British money power which now domi
nates the world, and no other nation
more completely than our own America.
With Lincoln to guide and drive, our
country would never have become a prey
to the greed of the English bondholder;
and the only way to secure absolute
control was to put the patriot Lincoln
put of thawavjhencq hj? gswaination.
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