Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention

National Document Publishers, 1892

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Seite 166 - And if thou said'st I am not peer To any lord in Scotland here, Lowland or Highland, far or near, Lord Angus, thou hast lied...
Seite 79 - ... the parity in value of the coins of the two metals, and the equal power of every dollar at all times, in the markets and in the payment of debts.
Seite 242 - We hold to the use of both gold and silver as the standard money of the country, and to the coinage of both gold and silver without discrimination against either metal or charge for mintage...
Seite 97 - We declare it to be a fundamental principle of the Democratic party that the Federal Government has no constitutional power to impose and collect tariff duties, except for the purpose of revenue only, and we demand that the collection of such taxes shall be limited to the necessities of the Government when honestly and economically administered.
Seite 85 - We denounce the present tariff, levied upon nearly four thousand articles, as a masterpiece of injustice, inequality, and false pretence. It yields a dwindling, not a yearly rising revenue. It has impoverished many industries to subsidize a few. It prohibits imports that might purchase the products of American labor. It has degraded American commerce from the first to an inferior rank on the high seas. It has cut down the sales of American manufactures at home and abroad and depleted the returns...
Seite 77 - Democratic party is pledged to revise the tariff in a spirit of fairness to all interests. But in making reduction in taxes, it is not proposed to injure any domestic industries, but rather to promote their healthy growth.
Seite 82 - Republican protection as a fraud — a robbery of the great majority of the American people for the benefit of the few.
Seite 100 - This convention hereby renews the expression of appreciation of the patriotism of the soldiers and sailors of the Union in the war for its preservation, and we favor just and liberal pensions for all disabled Union soldiers, their widows and dependents ; but we demand that the work of the Pension Office shall be done industriously, impartially, and honestly. We denounce the present administration of that office as incompetent, corrupt, disgraceful, and dishonest.
Seite 93 - We denounce the Republican legislation known as the Sherman act of 1890 as a cowardly makeshift, fraught with possibilities of danger in the future, which should make all of its supporters, as well as its author, anxious for its speedy repeal.
Seite 59 - ... Treasurer and to us all if we could in some way increase our contributing membership in order to give us more funds for our educational work. We could do more good if we had more money to spend in the distribution of literature. On motion the Treasurer's Report was received and filed. THE CHAIRMAN : The next business in order will be the report of the Committee to suggest nominations for Officers and Executive Committee for the ensuing year. Is that Committee ready to report ? MR. FREDERICK L....

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