Official Report of the Proceedings of the Anti-lottery Democratic Convention: Held in the Hall of the House of Representatives, Baton Rouge, La., on Thursday and Friday, August 7 & 8, 1890

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1890 - Lotteries - 80 pages
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Page 78 - ... the exercise of the police power of the State shall never be abridged or so construed as to permit corporations to conduct their business in such manner as to infringe the equal rights of individuals or the general well-being of the State.
Page 79 - That the sole object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen in the enjoyment of life, liberty and property, and when the government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.
Page 73 - Experience has shown that the common forms of gambling are comparatively innocuous when placed in contrast with the widespread pestilence of lotteries. The former are confined to a few persons and places, but the latter infests the whole community ; it enters every dwelling ; it reaches every class ; it preys upon the hard earnings of the poor ; it plunders the ignorant and simple.
Page 50 - Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered to Z. Richards, Esq., our retiring President, for the able and impartial manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of this body.
Page 80 - Propositions for the amendment of this constitution may be made by the General Assembly at any session thereof, and if two-thirds of all the members elected to each house shall concur therein, after such proposed amendments have been read in such respective houses on three separate days, such proposed amendment or amendments, together -with the yeas and nays thereon, shall be entered on the journal, and the Secretary of State shall cause the...
Page 9 - That a committee of seven be appointed by the President of this Convention, whose duty it shall be to embody the action of this Convention and confer with the legislature and ask from that body a redress of the grievances of which the people of the State complain. 2. That this Convention declare to the people of the State (having taken competent legal advice thereon) that the order of the superintendent...
Page 61 - Orleans, moved that the THANKS OF THIS CONVENTION ' be extended to the officers of the Convention for the able manner in which they have performed their duties ; to the citizens of Baton Rouge for the hospitable reception that has been accorded to the Convention ; to the Farmers...
Page 25 - Ohio, offered the following resolution which was referred to the Committee on Resolutions...
Page 74 - European idea of class distinctions, and to render the government an instrument for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many. They...
Page 31 - FARRAR ascended the rostrum and spoke as follows: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention — I...

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