Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Today -100: September 16, 1920: Too much is heard of independence in politics

The Veterans of Foreign Wars call for the exclusion of all Japanese immigrants and amending the Constitution to prevent children of Japanese immigrants becoming citizens.

In a letter to the president of the Women’s Harding and Coolidge Club of NYC, Warren Harding says women should join the Republican party, but also that they should join some party: “Too much is heard of independence in politics. ... the fashion of parading independence is to be deplored. Cooperation and organization, of all human effort, require some sacrifice and concession upon the part of one individual’s opinion.” And then he lambasts the League of Nations, because the US “must be guided by her own conscience, and not by mortgaging that conscience to debtor nations.”

Connecticut Gov. Marcus Holcombe refuses to certify the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Legislature, which he says was not legal because reasons.

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