We had no emigrants to people this imperial wilderness, no money to develop it, even no highways to cover it. Is this a season to give our destiny over to wordmongers and prosperity-wreckers? But the natives will not come here. And just beyond the Philippines are China's illimitable markets. Adopt it, and this bloodshed will cease when these deluded children of our islands learn that this is the final word of the representatives of the American people in Congress assembled. Then our sentry shot the offender, and he should have been court-martialed had he failed to shoot.
They were seldom selected for their fitness. Both indicate great deposits at the source from which they come. That flag has never paused in its onward march. I was assured that we could depend upon good men always being in office because the officials who constitute the government will nominate their successors, choose those among the people who will do the voting, and determine how and where elections will be held. He believed that territorial expansion of the United States was a divine providence set in motion by the progressive politics of Theodore Roosevelt, whom Beveridge supported during Roosevelt's bid for the presidency.
Cain was the first to violate the divine law of human society which makes of us our brother's keeper. They unfurled no retreating flag. In his opinion, they contained too large a population of Hispanics and Native Americans, whom he described as intellectually incapable of understanding the concept of self-governance. President, this question is deeper than any question of party politics: deeper than any question of the isolated policy of our country even; deeper even than any question of constitutional power. The written Constitution is but the index of the living Constitution.
Our Constitution is its instrument. Therefore, in this campaign, the question is larger than a party question. And yet all this kindness was misunderstood, or rather not understood. They have moved nearer to China by securing permanent bases on her borders. First of all, it is a common rule of action, applying equally to all within its limits. The American people can not use a dishonest medium of exchange; it is ours to set the world its example of right and honor. It must be a uniform government.
If the Boers must have traveled by land, they would never have reached the Transvaal; but they sailed on liberty's ocean; they walked on civilization's untaxed highway, the welcoming sea. From Congressional Record 56th Cong. The meaning of those two words must be written in every line of Philippine legislation, realized in every act of Philippine administration. Every holy memory that glorifies the flag is of those heroes who have died that its onward march might not be stayed. All this has aided the enemy more than climate, arms, and battle. Craven indeed is the heart that fears to perform a work so golden and so noble; that dares not win a glory so immortal. And, yet, as a nation, every historic duty we have done, every achievement we have accomplished has been by the sacrifice of our noblest sons.
She is nearer to us than to England, Germany, or Russia, the commercial powers of the present and the future. We are dealing with Orientals. They are a barbarous race, modified by three centuries of contact with a decadent race. Different forms for different islands will produce perpetual disturbance because the people of each island would think that the people of the other islands are more favored than they. It is barely possible that 1,000 men in all the archipelago are capable of self government in the Anglo-Saxon sense. We refrained from all violence until their armed bravos crossed the lines in violation of agreement.
Liberty means protection of property and life without price, free speech without intimidation, justice without purchase or delay, government without favor or favorites. She has only 340 miles of railway. They planted no sluggard people, passive while the world's work calls them. I have ridden hundreds of miles on the islands, every foot of the way a revelation of vegetable and mineral riches. We are dealing with Orientals who are Malays. Cain was the first to violate the divine law of human society which makes of us our brother's keeper.
Shall the American people continue their march toward the commercial supremacy of the world? I assert that such administrators can be found. President, that must not be our plan. There was not one reason for the land-lust of our statesmen from Jefferson to Grant, other than the prophet and the Saxon within them. I believe the benefits outweighed the harms because it could be possible that they would have affairs with other countries and might go back to strict rule, but instead they were safer than they could have been. What alchemy will change the Oriental quality of their blood and set the self-governing currents of the American pouring through their Malay veins? He is a Malay Sylla; not a Filipino Washington. What is his main argument for or against American Imperialism? The commercial supremacy of the Republic means that this Nation t is to be the sovereign factor in the peace of the world.
Their waste of cane is inexcusable. Albert Jeremiah Beveridge When he entered the U. Here, then, senators, is the situation. It is the nation's dearest lives yielded for the flag that makes it dear to us; it is the nation's most precious blood poured out for it that makes it precious to us. It will be hard for Americans who have not studied them to understand the people. So, Beveridge came up with a solution: Make them a single state, and make Santa Fe the capital.