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When anything is wrong, when laws are made by men for the government of men,, which bring about bad social conditions the greatest obstacle toward the removal of those laws seem to be that nearly every one considers the evils springing from those laws as inevetable, as something we can not help even if we would. That feeling tends to keep us from making any attempt to remove those laws and put something better in their place. We do not stop to consider that the laws under wh which we suffer were originally made by man, who were human beings like ourselves and as liable to make mistakes as we. Some of those laws were good at the time they were made, centuries ago, more or less, and suited the scale of development to which the people had attained at the time.
And because they suited the scale of development to which humanity had attained in those times, they do not suit the scale of develope ment at which we have arrived. When I hear the Republican party say that we must vote their men into office because George Washington used to believe so and so about the tariff, it makes me think of a mother who would try to compel her grown up son of twenty-five to wear the garments he wore when he was a baby, just because he had worn them when he was a baby.
When I hear the Democratic say that we musy vote to put their men in office because--because, Well'! I really don't know what it was the Democratic party wanted to do! Do any of you know?
Again there are laws which have been originated and put into operation by sharp unscrupulous men for the enriching of themselves
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