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Paramount issues - Image 2. 1900?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2224/show/2221.

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(1900?). Paramount issues - Image 2. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2224/show/2221

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Paramount issues - Image 2, 1900?, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 26, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2224/show/2221.

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Title Paramount issues
Alternative Title Paramount issues: Democrats invent a new one every four years to save the endangered republic - parallel of 1864 and 1890
Publisher Allied Printing Trades Council
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
Date 1900?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Campaign literature
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 3 pages: map; 22 cm.
Original Item Location E738.P3
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304556~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 This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
File Name index.cpd
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Title Image 2
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File Name uhlib_23029520_001.jpg
Transcript • 'We condemn and denounce the Philippine policy of the present administration," it further declares. "It has involved the Republic in unnecessary war, sacrificed the lives of many of our noblest sons and placed the United States, previously known and applauded throughout the world as the champion of freedom, in the false and un-American position of crushing with military force the efforts of our former allies to achieve liberty and self-government." The war against Secession in 1864 was "false and un-American." The war to sustain United States authority among the Filipinos in 1900 is one of "criminal aggression." DEMOCRACY'S FAVORITE EXPRESSION. "Paramount issue" is a favorite expression with the Democratic party. Four years ago the party in convention at Chicago recognized that the money question was " paramount to all others." In 1896 the thing that was " un-American " was the gold standard. "It is not only un-American but anti-American," the Democratic platform declared, " and it can be fastened upon the United States only by the stifling of that spirit of love and liberty which proclaimed our political independence in 1776 and won it in the war of the Revolution." In 1868 the Democratic party threw another paramount issue fit. Its platform, " recognizing the questions of slavery and secession as having been settled for all time to come," nevertheless arraigned the Republican party '' for its disregard of right and the unparalleled oppression and tyranny which have marked its career." 4' Under its repeated assaults " the Democratic- platform of 1868 proceeded, "the pillars of the Government are rocking on their base and should it succeed in November next and inaugurate its President, we will meet as a subjected and conquered people, amid the ruins of liberty and the scattered fragments of the Constitution." MORE 44 PARAMOUNT ISSUES." # The Republican party did elect its President then and subsequently and the Democratic party survived to discover more "paramount issues." In 1872 ' • impartial suffrage " was declared to be one of the ' 'vital principles" of the Democratic party. The most space in the platform, however, was given to the necessity of civil service reform. The spoils system was the great menace to the Government. This plank is worthy of reproduction. It read : • 'The civil service of th© government has become a mere instrument of partisan tyranny and personal ambition and object of selfish greed. It is a scandal and reproach upon free institutions and breeds a demoralization dangerous to the perpetuity of Republican government. We therefore regard a thorough reform of the civil service as one of the most pressing necessities of the hour; that honesty, capacity and fidelity constitute the only valid claim to public employment; that the offices of the government