Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

Revolutionary Radicalism: Its History, Purpose and Tactics with an Exposition and Discussion of the Steps Being Taken and Required to Curb It, Being the Report of the Joint Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities - Vol. 3

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In the first part of this report the Committee has presented its findings with respect to the seditious and revolutionary movement in the State of New York, has traced its connections with the similar movements in other countries and in other parts of the United States; has defined the purposes and objects of the movement, the tactics and methods employed, and, in a measure, has appraised the extent to which it has spread. These findings are of so grave a character that the Committee feels it necessary that the Legislature of the State of New York take serious cognizance of the facts presented; not only with a view to constructive legislative action but with the feeling that, in session and out of session, it is everyone's duty to search for remedies to cure or at least alleviate the danger.

If the great forces which have been set in motion are not checked and the movements redirected into constructive and lawful channels, the country faces the most serious problems that it has had to meet since the establishment of this Republic.

In addition to the duty of inquiring into the nature and extent of the seditious activities, this Committee was charged with the duty of making recommendation to the Legislature, with a view to the enactment of such legislation as may be necessary to protect the government of the State and to insure the maintenance of the constitutional rights of its citizens. The problems which confront the States and Nations, however, cannot be solved by legislative enactment alone. They must be met by the loyal and courageous co-operation of the citizens of this Republic who believe that within the present structure of American society can be worked out all necessary reforms, without resorting to a new and untried scheme of social and governmental reconstruction.

In this part of the report the Committee addresses itself not only to the problems presented in the First Part, but to all the problems in the economic and social field that have forced themselves on its attention in the course of the investigation. This is the most difficult part of the problem, and, by far, the most important. The suggestions and recommendations made by the Committee do not pretend to meet adequately the situation. It . . .

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