READ OUR BIG SPECIAL OEFER ON PAGE 11.
Vol. VI.—No. 32.
RALEIGH. N. C.. AUGUST 15, 1912.
JUSTICE TO ALL, NOT SPECIAL FAVORS, IS THE LABOR-
OVERXMENT cannot make it possible for the few to
make millions of dollars by the operation of its tax laws
and not corrupt these few. The millions which they can
make if the tax laws suit them, will be used, in part,
to secure llepresentatives and Senators who will pass
such laws as the favorites may want, and when so used
the protected magnates and the representatives of the
people have both become corrupt, and in turn, in order to shield
themselves, to quiet the people and to make their evil acts appear
good, they have often subsidized the press, misled public opinion
and crucified the honest advocates of public virtue upon the cross
of contempt. And all of this for all these years has been going on
and has been accomplished in the name of protection to the Ameri
can working man!
I want to say here and now, and I want it remembered, that the
poor men who labor, the men who have not the means of creating
public opinion, of compelling government favoritism, can never se
cure justice through advocacy of special privilege. Every dollar
of this dishonest wealth is the result of the sweat of the laboring
men of the United States and has been appropriated by these few
men by the operation of laws fastened upon the country under the
false and preposterous plea that it would eventuate in justice to the
needy. Favoritism is always extended to those who do not need it.
Special privilege always belongs to the few, and in the nature of the
case cannot belong to the many. One of the old Latin poets, more
than two thousand years ago, animadverted to the fact that apples
are always given to those who have orchards j and human nature
has not changed from that day to this. No worker, no toiler, no man
who sweats out his daily bread, can ever hope to secure justice
through governmental favoritism. His only hope for equality is in
the everlasting cry for justice, “Equal rights to all, special privilege
to none.” There are among us those who seek to remedy the admit
ted evils of the present by securing special favors for the weak, but
every favor which we gain in the weak, whether to persons, to
States or to sections, will have to be paid for by further favors and
greater favors to those who are already strong. We shall never win
righteousness by joining in the cry of Senator Tillman, wrung from
him by his strong sense of the hot injustice being perpetrated by the
United States under the form of law, “If you will steal giye me
my share,” but everywhere and always, in season and out of season,
let us change this cry of despair into a shout of heroic virtue: “We
will have justice and equality by the abolition of all special privi-
Jege/’ From the undelivered speech of Charles B. Aycock.
One Dollar a Year.