Thursday, July 04, 2013

"Johnny gets his gun"

The Con. Con.

   The Constitutional convention yesterday adopted the first section of the Bill of Rights. It is as follows:

   All men are by nature free and equal, and hare certain inherent and inalienable rights, among which may be reckoned:

First--The right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties.

Second--The right of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences.

Third--The right of seeking and pursuing their safety and happiness.

Fourth--The right of freely communicating their thoughts and opinions, being responsible for the same.

Fifth--The right of acquiring and protecting property.

Sixth--The right of assembling together in a peaceable manner for their common good and of applying to those invested with the power of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes, by petition, address or remonstrance.

Seventh--The right to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the state shall never be questioned, the Legislature having the right to prevent any person from carrying concealed weapons.

Eighth--That absolute arbitrary power over the lives, liberty and property of free men exists nowhere in a republic, not even in the largest majority.


Johnny and His Gun.

   If "Johnny gets his gun" under the now tariff he will have to pay a pretty penny for it. But Adolphua won't. Here, as in everything else, this rich man's tariff bears down on the poor and those of moderate means, while it touches the rich as lightly as possible. "Johnny," who buys a gun for $12 will now find that tho tariff has raised the price of it to $20. But Adolphus, who buys a $200 gun, will have to pay only $216 for it. The increase on the common goods is 33 per cent.; on the fine 3 per cent. The rich men knew what they were doing when they laid this tariff.--Indianapolis News, Ind. Rep.

- The Evening Bulletin. Volume IX. Maysville, KY., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1890. Number 286. Pg. 2

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