We favor granting to the people of Alaska, Hawaii and Porto Rico
the traditional territorial government accorded to all territories of the
United States since the beginning of our government, and we believe the
officials appointed to administer the government of those several territories should be qualified by previous bona fide residence.
We unreservedly indorse our President and Vice President, Woodrow
Wilson of New Jersey, and Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana, who have
performed the functions of their great offices faithfully and impartially
and with distinguished ability.
In particular we commend to the American people the splendid diplomatic victories of our great President, who has preserved the vital interests
of our government and its citizens and kept us out of war.
Woodrow Wilson stands today the greatest American of his generation.
This is a critical hour in the history of America, a critical hour in the
history of the world. Upon the record above set forth, which shows
great constructive achievement in following out a consistent policy for
our domestic and internal development; upon the record of the Democratic
administration, which has maintained the honor, the dignity and the
interests of the United States, and at the same time retained the respect
and friendship of all the nations of the world, and upon the great policies
for the future strengthening of the life of our country, the enlargement of
our national vision and the ennobling of our international relations, as
set forth above, we appeal with confidence to the voters of the country.
CAPITALISM DESTROYS THE HOME
"According to the census figures of 1910 the total male
population of the country, twenty years old and over, was about
28,000,000. Out of these 8,102,062 were single, 1,470,280
widowed, and 155,815 divorced. Out of the 25,500,000
women over twenty years old, 4,947,406 were single, 3,165,967
were widowed, and 181,418 divorced.
"Thus, out of a total of 53,500,000 adult Americans
18,000,000 or more than a third, were unmated. 'This,'
observes Commissioner Rittenhouse, who was charged with
investigating the alarming facts, 'is an unfortunate and
startling state of affairs. Moreover, from the ranks of the
unmarried comes humanity's heaviest contribution to immorality and crime.' Yes, especially when aided by the
economic misery of millions of women."—Morris Hillquist
in Debate with Ryan—"Socialism: Promise or Menace."