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Page 224 - The Republican party is unreservedly for sound money. It caused the enactment of the law providing for the resumption of specie payments in 1879; since then every dollar has been as good as gold. 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...
Page 215 - ... 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 226 - We are unalterably opposed to monometallism which has locked fast the prosperity of an industrial people in the paralysis of hard times. Gold monometallism is a British policy, and its adoption has brought other nations into financial servitude to London.
Page 225 - Constitution names silver and gold together as the money metals of the United States, and that the first coinage law passed by Congress under the Constitution made the silver dollar the monetary unit and admitted gold to free coinage at a ratio based upon the silver-dollar unit.
Page 225 - We declare that the act of 1873 demonetizing silver without the knowledge or approval of the American people has resulted in the appreciation of gold and a corresponding fall in the prices of commodities produced by the people; a heavy Increase In the burden of taxation and of all debts, public and private ; the enrichment of the money-lending class at home and abroad; the prostration of industry and impoverishment of the people.
Page 226 - ... industrial people in the paralysis of hard times. Gold monometallism Is a British policy and its adoption has brought other nations into financial servitude to London. It Is not only un-American but antiAmerican, and it can be fastened on the United States only by the stifling of that spirit and love of liberty which proclaimed our political independence In 1776 and won It in the war of the revolution.
Page 224 - 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. All our silver and paper currency must be maintained at parity with gold, and we favor all measures designed to maintain inviolably the obligationsof the United States, and all our money, whether coin or paper, at the present standard,...
Page 225 - WE DECLARE THAT THE ACT OF 1873, DEMONETIZING SILVER, WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OR APPROVAL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HAS RESULTED IN THE APPRECIATION OF GOLD AND A CORRESPONDING FALL IN THE PRICES OF COMMODITIES PRODUCED BY THE PEOPLE, A HEAVY INCREASE IN THE BURDEN OF TAXATION AND OF...
Page 31 - The price of our surplus wheat determines tho price of the whole wheat-crop of the United States. So that the monetary dislocation has already cost our farming population, who number nearly one-half the total population of the United States, an almost incomputable sum, a loss of millions upon millions of dollars every year, a loss which they will continue to suffer so long as Congress delays to stop the silver purchase and by that act to compel an international redress of the monetary dislocation.