Time Essay: The Decline of the Parties

The men who do the work of piety and chanty in our churches ... the men who own and till their own farms ...the men who went to war ... and saved the nation's honor ... by the natural law of their being find their place in the Republican Party. While the old slave owner and slave driver, the saloon keeper, the ballot box stuffer ...the criminal class of the great cities, the men who cannot read or write, by the natural law of their being find their congenial place in the Democratic Party....

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