Box 19, Folder 1, Document 32

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Dear Sir:
Misguidedly some ·of these to revert to savagery? There ls equalities by t.Qday's standards it took a great deal of moral
If there was ever a race of white
peopl~
thought that no other answer. Either there is is still the 'country of the mo courage in this man ·who would
people in the history of man blacks living ~ savages and as law or there is savagery!
individual freedom and thereb !risk political defeat rather than
that should be thankfui°that their canni~ls, were animals, and so now you have set your• the best country 1n which to live 1surrender a shredofprinciple.
selves on a path of violence to then an e~ort on the part o
Mr. Bernard Baruch's father,
lot 1n life was improved by the they took them as slaves.
people of another race it is the Perhaps, that is the best thing take what you have been led that 0 1\8 will be made to pr Dr. Simon Baruch, addressing
American Negro,
that could have happened
to to believe by your power-hungry serve his po~ition 1n the world. the convention of the s. c. MedSome 250 years ago they were them, for otherwise, they, as a leaders belongs to you.
fter all, th.ere ls no other place cal Society, of which he was
savages in the jungles of Africa. race would never have known The first question of course is to go.
• resident, in 1873, quoted an ti
There were other civilizations the benefits of this great coun• how can you say that it belongs .
J. O. Allen -Arabian sage: "What good com- i
that had prospered on lands th_at try,
to you? Did you build it? Could
Orangeburg, S. C. es from All's sword, if it be
were far less fair to the provis- My colored friends, while your you build it? Could you run it?
sheathe~; What ~od from Sadi's
-ion of a livelihood for man than ancestors were savages and no It's just that simple; if you canThe Principles
_tongue, if lt be silent."
If we do not adhere to the printhe luscious and arable lands of doubt doing what was right by not answer yes to all three
Africa. Yet, while civilizl).tion their customs of the day, eating questions then the final question Dear.Sir:
ciple~, of this man, we can welll
was following its tortuous pace each other, the forefathers of is "How would you live • that It 1s most interesting to read say; Here lies a decent people
1n these countries, th.e savages this country were
preparing ls, if you had to depend on your- the statement that William M. .who wanted love, not empire,
- - - - - - - - - - - - those great documents of hu- self?"
Garrett, a Democratic candidate and got neither; who tried to
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man liberty, the Declaration of If you had no law as your for. the office of state treasurer, trade power for popularity and
Independence, the Constitution, . eaders are now tea~hlng you, sent to Governor McNair and lost both. "
and the Bill Of Rights.
do you intend to live in sava- ·the press on Friday. Garrett
We might also say that here ~
Does that mean anything to .gery? Shall you have cannibal· _urged the governor to use ev- lies a nation of advertisers who ,
you? Cannot you understand that ism? Maybe that is the way you ery means within your power to ·knew how to change the coothere is a path of history, the Intend to live, for · as long as _allow our Republican opposition _sumers taste in cigarettes, but
history of man's efforts to find the strong last. alter you have to I?lace a nominee on the gen- were themselves manipulated cm
a basis of law whereby one can jestroyed everything as you eral election ballot. Can we, as .all issues that really mattered
live in peace with the other? did in watts and ar~ doing in Democrats, say 'the people' had Ito their salvation.
Cannot you understand that the 'Chicago.
-an opportunity to choose? I feel , Every voter would do well to
documents mentioned above are Rather than face such a dis- every voter should be afforded read and reread this statement,
the nearest to perfection that heartening outlook 1 should treedom of choice at the polls." lt is not the statement of a pohave ever been achieved? Do think that it would 'be wise to be Prior to this statement we litician, but of a man of true l
1you not understand that to de- thankful for the prlviledge that have had no Wade Hampton, principle.
stroy these laws is to destroy you have to live 1n this great Ben Tillman, Cole Elease or
G. A. White
the very source of those things country • the only country 1n the "Cotton Ed" Smith to voice the
Spartanburg, S. C.
you say that you want • even ·world where a man has a freethose things that you are now dom of choice


>eglnning to demand as belong· •


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True, the implementation of
the law is not perfect. There
are many Instances where people of all colors have been dealt
unfairly by the law - also by
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