By Theodore Roosevelt
|President McKinley was a man of moderate means, a man whose stock sprang from the sturdy tillers of the soil, who had himself belonged among the wage-workers, who had entered the Army as a private soldier. Wealth was not struck at when the President was assassinated, but the honest toil which is content with moderate gains after a lifetime of unremitting labor, largely in the service of the public. Still less was power struck at in the sense that power is irresponsible or centered in the hands of any one individual. The blow was not aimed at tyranny or wealth. It was aimed at one of the strongest champions the wage-worker has ever had; at one of the most faithful representatives of the system of public rights and representative government who has ever risen to public office.||The most exciting Places on Earth * Find your car insurance company * Find your health insurance company Find your life insurance company * Find your dental insurance company * The United States Alaska * Canada * Spain * England and the United Kingdom * Africa * South America * Europe * Australia New Zealand * The Far East * Just For Kids * Fishing Adventures * cars * Adventure * horses * birds Parks * Festivals and Events * camping * crystals *|
|President McKinley filled that political office for
which the entire people vote, and no President not even
Lincoln himself was ever more earnestly anxious to represent
the well thought-out wishes of the people; his one anxiety
in every crisis was to keep in closest touch with the
people to find out what they thought and to endeavor to give
expression to their thought, after having endeavored to
guide that thought aright. He had just been re-elected to
the Presidency because the majority of our citizens, the
majority of our farmers and wage-workers, believed that he
had faithfully upheld their interests for four years. They
felt themselves in close and intimate touch with him. They
felt that he represented so well and so honorably all their
ideals and aspirations that they wished him to continue for
another four years to represent them.
And this was the man at whom the assassin struck! That there might be nothing lacking to complete the Judas-like infamy of his act, he took advantage of an occasion when the President was meeting the people generally; and advancing as if to take the hand out-stretched to him in kindly and brotherly fellowship, he turned the noble and generous confidence of the victim into an opportunity to strike the fatal blow. There is no baser deed in all the annals of crime.
The shock, the grief of the country, are bitter in the minds of all who saw the dark days, while the President yet hovered between life and death. At last the light was stilled in the kindly eyes and the breath went from the lips that even in mortal agony uttered no words save of forgiveness to his murderer, of love for his friends, and of unfaltering trust in the will of the Most High. Such a death, crowning the glory of such a life, leaves us with infinite sorrow, but with such pride in what he had accomplished and in his own personal character, that we feel the blow not as struck at him, but as struck at the Nation. We mourn a good and great President who is dead; but while we mourn we are lifted up by the splendid achievements of his life and the grand heroism with which he met his death.
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