A Guide Book on the Philippine Question

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Philippine Mission to the United States, 1919 - 40 páginas
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Página 14 - In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book ? or goes to an American play ? or looks at an American picture or statue?
Página 24 - WHEREAS it is, as it has always been, the purpose of the people of the United States to withdraw their sovereignty over the Philippine Islands and to recognize their independence as soon as a stable government can be established therein...
Página 23 - We regard ourselves as trustees acting not for the advantage of the United States but for the benefit of the people of the Philippine Islands. “Every step we take will be taken with a view to the ultimate independence of the islands and as a preparation for that independence.
Página 22 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
Página 24 - An Act to declare the purpose of the people of the United States as to the future political status of the. people of the Philippine Islands, and to provide a more autonomous government for those islands,
Página 14 - What does the world yet owe to American physicians or surgeons? What new substances have their chemists discovered? Or what old ones have they analyzed? What new constellations have been discovered by the telescopes of Americans? What have they done in the mathematics? Who drinks out of American glasses? Or eats from American plates? or wears American coats or gowns? or sleeps in American blankets?
Página 14 - In so far as we know, there is no such parallel to be produced from ihe whole annals of this self-adulating race. In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book...
Página 24 - Whereas for the speedy accomplishment of such purpose it is desirable to place in the hands of the people of the Philippines as large a control of their domestic affairs as can be given them without, in the meantime, impairing the exercise of the rights of sovereignty by the people of the. United States, in order that, by the use and exercise of popular franchise and governmental powers, they may be the better prepared to fully assume the responsibilities and enjoy all the privileges of complete...
Página 23 - The Philippines are ours, not to exploit, but to develop, to civilize, to educate, to train in the science of self-government.
Página 22 - I am proposing, as it were, that the nations should with one accord adopt the doctrine of President Monroe as the doctrine of the world : that no nation should seek to extend its polity over any other nation or people, but that every people should be left free to determine its own polity, its own way of development, unhindered, unthreatened, unafraid, the little along with the great and powerful.

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