Grover Cleveland

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Bliss, Sands, 1896 - 240 pages
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Page 235 - We are unalterably opposed to every measure calculated to debase our currency or impair the credit of our country. We are, therefore, opposed to the free coinage of silver, except by international agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until such agreement can be obtained the existing gold standard must be preserved.
Page 83 - He returned the measure unsigned with a strong protest, because he believed it was wrong "to indulge a benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds for that purpose." He went on to say he could "find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit.
Page 216 - When such report is made and accepted it will, in my opinion, be the duty of the United States to resist, by every means in its power, as a willful aggression upon its rights and interests, the appropriation by Great Britain of any lands or the exercise of governmental jurisdiction over any territory which, after investigation, we have determined of right belongs to Venezuela.
Page 161 - ... the established policy of the United States to maintain the two metals on a parity with each other upon the present legal ratio, or such ratio as may be provided by law.
Page 110 - Lawrence, and at all other places in the sea, where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish. And also that the inhabitants of the United States shall have liberty to take fish of every kind on such part of the coast of Newfoundland as British fishermen shall use...
Page 216 - In making these recommendations I am fully alive to the responsibility incurred, and keenly realize all the consequences that may follow. I am, nevertheless, firm in my conviction that, while It is a grievous thing to contemplate the two great English-speaking peoples of the world as being otherwise than friendly competitors In the onward march of civilization...
Page 44 - Where every man is a sharer in the direction of his ward-republic or of some of the higher ones, and feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day ; when there shall not be a man in the state who will not be a member of some one of its councils, great or small ; he will let the heart be torn out of his body sooner than his power be wrested from him by a Caesar or a Bonaparte.
Page 104 - Justice and fairness dictate that in any modification of our present laws relating to revenue, the industries and interests which have been encouraged by such laws, and in which our citizens have large investments, should not be ruthlessly injured or destroyed.
Page 206 - Governments by common consent, failing which each of the parties shall nominate an Arbitrator, or an equal number of Arbitrators, and the Arbitrators thus appointed shall select an Umpire. The procedure of the arbitration shall in each case be determined by the Contracting Parties, failing which the Commission of Arbitration shall be itself entitled to determine it beforehand.
Page 172 - I take my place with the rank and file of the Democratic Party who believe in tariff reform and who know what it is, who refuse to accept the results embodied in this bill as the close of the war, who are not blinded to the fact that the livery of Democratic tariff reform has been stolen and worn in the service of Republican protection, and who have marked the places where the deadly blight of...

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