Report of the National Executive Committee of Republicans and Independents: Presidential Campaign of 1884

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Page 23 - ... progression follow one another so imperceptibly that there is a delusive appearance of permanence. Man is so constituted that he is never aware of continuous motion. Abrupt variations alone impress his attention. Forms of government, therefore, are of moment, though not in the manner commonly supposed. Their value increases in proportion as they permit or encourage the natural tendency for development to be satisfied.
Page 18 - It has been a splendid proof of the important fact that, in the darkest days of political corruption, party tyranny and moral depression, there exists in the American people a reserve power...
Page 10 - Lea, was of great use in other States, as showing that the opposition to Mr. Blaine was not based on merely political or economic questions, but on the deeper ground of public II honesty.
Page 21 - Independents are scarcely willing to ally themselves definitely with the Democratic party, at least until it is seen whether the admirable sentiments expressed by Mr. Cleveland in his civil service reform letter can be practically carried out by the aid of that party.
Page 16 - ... in the election by default of such a candidate as Mr. Blaine, or could make them in any sense apologists for sins against personal morality.
Page 7 - Massachusetts ; more than thirty organized bodies were in communication with the central headquarters, and several hundred meetings were held during the course of the fall.
Page 15 - These were selected from an immense mass of correspondence, among which were still other letters which would have thrown still more light on the original series of letters and on Mr.
Page 18 - It has shown once for all how one man's voice and one man's vote and one man's work counts even among ten millions of voters.
Page 8 - State, believing that many Independent voters might otherwise be prevented, by political or other pressure, from voting in accordance with their convictions.
Page 18 - The country is safe, not because this party or that party is at the head of...

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