Social Harmonism: Human Rights Under Functional Government

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H. W. Merton, 1914 - Social problems - 305 pages

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Page 38 - But it has so happened, in all ages of the world, that some have labored, and others have without labor enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor, or as nearly as possible, is a worthy object of any good government.
Page 68 - For psychological effect as a move in practical politics it was necessary for the Roosevelt people to start contests on these early Taft selections in order that a tabulation of delegate strength could be put out that would show Roosevelt holding a good hand. In the game, a table showing Taft 150, Roosevelt 19, contested none, would not be very much calculated to inspire confidence, whereas one showing Taft 23, Roosevelt 19, contested 127, looked very different.
Page 68 - Taft, 150; Roosevelt, 19; contested, none, ' would not be very much calculated to inspire confidence. Whereas, one showing 'Taft, 23; Roosevelt, 19; contested, 127,' looked very different. "That is the whole story of the larger number of southern contests that were started early in the game. It was never expected that they would be taken very seriously; they served a useful purpose, and now the National Committee is deciding them in favor of Taft; in most cases without any real division.
Page 73 - Let no man think he is not concerned; that his State or his constituency is not interested. There is no remote corner of this country where the power of Special Interest is not encroaching on public rights. Let no man think this is a question of party politics. It strikes down to the very foundation of our free institutions.
Page 231 - the science and art of improving the human race by securing the best external influences and environmental conditions for the physical, mental, and moral development of the individual and for the maintenance of his health and vigor.
Page 124 - Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?' The Master said, 'Is not RECIPROCITY such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 68 - This they did, and on the day when Roosevelt formally announced that he was a candidate, something over a hundred delegates had actually been selected. When Senator Dixon (Roosevelt's manager) took charge of the campaign, a tabulated showing of delegates selected to date would have looked hopelessly one-sided. Moreover, a number of southern states had called their conventions for early dates, and there was no chance to develop the real Roosevelt strength in the great northern states till later. "For...
Page 72 - ... endangered. A great policy, declared equally by the Democratic, the Republican, and the Progressive Parties, is outlined in the amendments which I have presented— the demands of the American people, indicated in every form of expression, from party declarations down to the declarations of legislatures, or boards of trade, of chambers of commerce, of waterway associations, of every form of organization that expresses public opinion; and yet we are told that three men, the servants of the House,...
Page 156 - We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal: that they are endowed with certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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