1891 Speech Reform Money Politics Caesar by Ingalls Sen
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'The Image and Superscription of Caesar.' Speech of Hon. John J. Ingalls, of Kansas, in the Senate of the United States. Wednesday, January 14, 1891. 19 numbered pages. Some edge tears but otherwise in good condition. Here is an excerpt: 'Mr. President, two portentous perils threaten the safety if they don not endanger the existence of the Republic. The first of these is ignorant, debased, degraded, spurious, and sophisticated suffrage; suffrage contaminated by the feculent sewage of decaying nations; suffrage intimidated and suppressed in the South; suffrage impure and corrupt, apathetic and indifferent, in the great cities of the North, so that it is doubtful whether there has been for half a century a Presidential election in this country that expressed the deliberate and intelligent judgment of the whole body of the American people. In a newspaer interview a few months ago, in which I commented upon these conditions and alluded to the efforts of the bacilli doctors of politics, the bacteriologists of our system, who endeavor to cure the ills under which we suffer by their hypodermic injections of the lymph of independent non-partisanship and the Brown-Sequard elixir of civil service reform, I said that 'the purification of politics' by such methods as these was an 'iridescent dream.' etc. He also goes on to talk about the silver standard i.e., abolishment of the Gold Standard and other items as well. A rare document with a picture of John Ingalls and signed in print (printed signature).
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