National Affairs: Undignified Antics

The final House debate on the Johnson measure was enlivened by undignified antics. Representative James A. Gallivan, Democrat of Massachusetts, denounced the Ku Klux influence back of the measure. Said he: "You seem to forget that only the other day your ancestors were alien, the sons of England, and France, Ireland and Scotland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and other lands. Wherever the immigrant has gone schools have sprung up, industries have flourished, trade has increased, wealth has multiplied, prosperity has bloomed and patriotism, peace, law, order, intelligence and happiness follow in his footsteps."...

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