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Page 266 - We demand the free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation.
Page 272 - ... the abolition of classes, the restoration of the land and of all the means of production, transportation and distribution to the people as a collective body, and the substitution of the Co-operative Commonwealth for the present state of planless production, industrial war and social disorder; a Commonwealth in which every worker shall have the free exercise and full benefit of his faculties, multiplied by all the modern factors of civilization.
Page 265 - Constitution names silver and gold together as the money metals of the United States, and that the first coinage law passed by Congress under the Constitution made the silver dollar the money unit of value and admitted gold to free coinage at a ratio based upon the silver-dollar unit.
Page 266 - We are opposed to the policy and practice of surrendering to the holders of the obligations of the United States the option reserved by law to the government of redeeming such obligations in either silver coin or gold coin.
Page 271 - With the founders of this Republic, we hold that the true theory of politics is that the machinery of government must be owned and controlled by the whole people; but In the light of our industrial development we hold, furthermore, that the true theory of economics Is that the machinery of production must likewise belong to the people in common. To the obvious fact that our despotic system of economics Is the direct opposite of our democratic system of politics...
Page 268 - We declare that this Republic can only endure as a free government while built upon the love of the whole people for each other and for the nation; that it cannot be pinned together by bayonets; that the civil war is over and that every passion and resentment which grew out of it must die with it, and that we must be in fact, as we are in name, one united brotherhood of free men.
Page 253 - COSHOCTON CRAWFORD CUYAHOGA DARKE DEFIANCE DELAWARE ERIE FAIRFIELD FAYETTE FRANKLIN FULTON GALLIA GEAUGA GREENE GUERNSEY HAMILTON HANCOCK HARDIN HARRISON HENRY HIGHLAND HOCKING HOLMES HURON JACKSON JEFFERSON KNOX LAKE LAWRENCE LICKING LOGAN LORAIN...
Page 266 - We are opposed to the issuing of interest-bearing bonds of the United States in time of peace, and condemn the trafficking with banking syndicates which, in exchange for bonds, and at an enormous profit to themselves, supp'ly the federal treasury with gold, to maintain the policy of gold monometallism.
Page 271 - To the obvious fact that our despotic system of economics is the direct opposite of our democratic system of politics can plainly be traced the existence of a privileged class, the corruption of government by that class, the alienation of public property, public franchises and public functions to that class, and the abject dependence of the mightiest of nations upon that class. Again, through the perversion of democracy to the ends of plutocracy, labor is robbed of the wealth which, it alone produces,...