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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 24. 1872. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1990.

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(1872). The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 24. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1990

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Title The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament
Alternative Title The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament. (Debate in the Cortes.); Extracts from speeches made by Senores Diaz Quintero, Benot, Salmeron and others
Contributor (Local)
  • Macías, Juan M.
Publisher Anglo-American Times Press
Date 1872
Description Contributor roles: Macías, Juan Manuel (editor)
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Cuba
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages; 21 cm
Original Item Location F1785.M16 1872
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304410~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain
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Transcript 22 not only to comply with solemnly undertaken promises, but to serve the cause of justice ; and, on the other hand, who, by invoking the false interests of the country, which mislead people and confirm unworthy prejudices, will endeavour to perpetuate in our colonies a barbarous institution and a noxious regime. Briefly, then, to prevent all misinterpretation of my words, I am decidedly a partisan, since I believe justice demands it, of the idea of preparing all our colonies as quickly as possible for emancipation, because I think it unjust, opprobrious, and a trespass on human right and dignity to maintain our domination in the miscalled provinces, and allow them.to be plundered by the representatives of Spain, who accumulate and hoard up those enormous fortunes, bred of corruption and fed by human blood. Call me, or call me not, 'filibuster,' after this as you please. In spite of the censures and calumnies which may fall on my head, I shall remain always an honest man, who warns his country of the iniquity and dishonour of its colonial system, and who is always ready to defend and support reforms to immediately prepare for the emancipation of the colonies, giving them edncation and culture, which have hitherto been denied them, to fife them to be soon free and independent States, and to rule themselves and have no other bond to tie them to us than that of sons, grateful for the good they have received from their fathers. What is the Radical Colonial policy? Promises, promises, and promises a hundred and one times broken, which, if they be not soon fulfilled, will bring discord, even in the bosom of the Radical party itself, in the form of recriminations as to precipating the loss of insecure and coveted possessions. Although I may have faith in the consistency of those who demand and insist on reform, I fear in others the want of courage to face what they think unpopularity7, and so continue to make before the idol of the national integrity sterile sacrifices, which, very far from assuring the Spanish domination, will only precipitate its shameful ruin. It seems as if just now there were a perfect determination, a positive interest, to serve goodness knows what purpose or ends, that every mail to the Antilles should bear the assurance that the Radical Ministry does not think of making, and does not consider that at present they can or ought to grant any reforms. In due time ! These are the words generally brought into use, and they may be translated by the well-known saying ad halendas graecas. In due time they will endeavour to carry out the reforms in the colonies ; and it is meet that we should know what the Government thinks, and, above all, what it is doing respecting the matter. The Government has to answer a great charge from the Conservatives, who say. and indeed prove, that the few reforms that have been made in our colonies have been the work of their party. Only one sole reform has been attempted by the Radicals r or rather by one of the members of the party, which reform has never been carried out, and I will tell you how and why. Since the Government has so often said and repeated that the condition of Puerto Rico