Drifting Sands of Party Politics

Drifting Sands of Party Politics

Drifting Sands of Party Politics

Drifting Sands of Party Politics

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WHEN I served my time at the legislative wheel of the Government and realized the constant conflict between the political expediency yielded to by the Congress, and the fundamental principles of free government on which rest the rights and the liberties of the people of the United States, I promised myself that by way of an apology for the compromises I was at times compelled to accept I would write a book and point out how we had drifted away from the ideals of the great men that founded our republic.

Before the days of the magnetic compass the navigator held his ship within striking distance of the shore line of the then known continents, that he might not become lost in the fogs and storms that sometimes obscured the heavens, and perish for lack of the knowledge he needed to steer by; but when a compass was invented that always pointed to the north, day and night, good weather or bad weather, the sailor could safely venture into unknown seas, because he could always find his way home again.

Prior to the days when the wisdom and experience of . . .

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