Statistical Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Ohio for the Period Commencing ... and Ending ...

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Columbus Printing Company, State Printers, 1900
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Page 157 - Constitution providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people, and we favor direct legislation wherever practicable.
Page 152 - We declare again that all governments instituted among men derive their just powers from the consent of the governed; that any government not based upon the consent of the governed is a tyranny, and that to impose upon any people a government of force is to substitute the methods of imperialism for those of a republic.
Page 173 - Transportation being a means of exchange and a public necessity, the government should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people.
Page 176 - All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens, should be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only.
Page 158 - Believing that our most cherished institutions are in great peril, that the very existence of our constitutional Republic is at stake, and that the decision now to be rendered will determine whether or not our children are to enjoy...
Page 155 - Existing laws against trusts must be enforced and more stringent ones must be enacted providing for publicity as to the affairs of corporations engaged in interstate commerce and requiring all corporations to show, before doing business outside...
Page 156 - ... business or the production of any articles of merchandise, and the whole constitutional power of Congress over interstate commerce, the mails, and all modes of interstate communication shall be exercised by the enactment of comprehensive laws upon the subject of trust.-. Tariff laws should be amended by putting the products of trusts upon the free list to prevent monopoly under the plea of protection.
Page 145 - Every American dollar is a gold dollar, or its assured equivalent, and American credit stands higher than that of any nation. Capital is fully employed and labor everywhere Is profitably occupied. No single fact can more strikingly tell the story of what Republican government means to the country than this — that while...
Page 172 - The adoption of the Initiative and referendum, proportional representation, and the right of recall of representatives by the voters. Twelfth— Abolition of war and the introduction of international arbitration.
Page 168 - PLATFORM OF THE SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY. [ENDORSED BY THE OHIO STATE CONVENTION.] The Socialist Labor party of the United States, in Convention assembled, re-asserts the inalienable right of all men to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With the founders of the American republic, we hold that the purpose of government is to secure every citizen in the enjoyment of this right; but in the light of our social conditions we hold, furthermore, that no such right can be exercised under a system...

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