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Paramount issues - Image 3. 1900?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2224/show/2222.

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(1900?). Paramount issues - Image 3. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2224/show/2222

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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 3
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File Name uhlib_23029520_002.jpg
Transcript cease to be a matter of arbitrary favoritism and patronage, and that public station become again a post of honor. To this end it is imperatively required that no President shall be a candidate for re-election." CIVIL SERVICE REFORM PARAMOUNT. Four years later, in 1876, there was a slight echo of the " paramount issue " of civil service reform when the party in convention declared that government positions should be "held for fidelity in the public employ." Later when the platform of 1872 regarding re-election of a President had been nullified by two re-nominations and there-election of Cleveland, the Democratic party solemnly declared "weare opposed to life tenure in the public service." It also declared for such administration as will 44 afford equal opportunities to all citizens of ascertained fitness." And this position was reaffirmed at Kansas City. From the illustration it appears that the party not only shelves "paramount issues " but occasionally reverses them. "Centralism" was the "paramount issue" in 1876. Democratic success, it was declared, was the only thing which could save the Union " from a corrupt centralism which, after inflicting upon ten States the rapacity of carpet bag tyrannies, has honeycombed the offices of the Federal government itself with incapacity, waste and fraud; infected States and municipalities with the contagion of misrule, and locked fast the prosperity of an industrious people in the paralysis of hard times." SOUTHERN ELECTIONS PARAMOUNT. Centralism continued. It was scarcely referred to in the Democratic platform of 1880, when it was called " centralizationism." Interference with elections in the South had become the new "paramount issue." "The right to a free ballot is the right preservative of all rights, and must and shall be maintained in every part of the United States." So the Democratic party virtuously proclaimed in 1880. Again tho Republic was in danger, as per the following bill of particulars. "The existing administration is the representative of conspiracy only, and its claim of right to surround the ballot boxes with troops and deputy marshals, to intimidate and obstruct the electors, and the unprecedented use of the veto to maintain its corrupt and despotic power, insult the people and imperil their institutions. We execrate the course of this administration in making places in the civil service a reward for political crime, and demand a reform by statute which shall make it forever impossible for the defeated candidate to bribe his way to the seat of the usurper by billeting villains upon the people." THE 44TARIFF REFORM" PARAMOUNTCY. In 1884, the year of Democratic success, tariff reform was brought forward. The Democratic platform said: 1 'We denounce the Republican party for having failed to relieve the people from crushing war taxes, which have paralyzed business, crippled industry and deprived labor of employment and of just reward." 3