Senator FRANK B. KELLOGG
MR. KELLOGG.--Mr. President, I regret to take a moment from the consideration of the tariff bill to discuss any other subject, but when a senator of the United States on the floor announces doctrines so subversive of our representative government, the liberties of the people, and the guaranties of the Bill of Rights, which have been won in the long upward struggle of the human race, have been fought for upon fields of battle, and sanctified by the blood of martyrs, I think it is time for some one to express dissent from these pernicious doctrines.
I listened to the speech of the Senator from Wisconsin, delivered on the floor of the Senate last evening, and I read the speech which he made at Cincinnati to the American Federation of Labor as published in the papers. I am not going to discuss the merits of the decisions of the Supreme Court, for I am as heartily in favor of protecting the Nation against child labor as is the Senator; but I am in favor of doing it by constitutional means. I shall devote the few moments which I have to the discussion of fundamental principles announced by the Senator, which strike at the very foundations____________________