Semi-centennial Celebration of Michigan State Agricultural College: May Twenty-sixth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-first, Nineteen Hundred Seven

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Thomas Charles Blaisdell
University of Chicago Press, 1908 - 377 էջ

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Էջ 245 - If there is one lesson taught by history, it is that the permanent greatness of any state must ultimately depend more upon the character of its country population than upon anything else. No growth of cities, no growth of wealth, can make up for a loss in either the number or the character of the farming population.
Էջ 193 - I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion, that, if this bill passes, the bonds of this Union are virtually dissolved; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that, as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation; amicably if they can, violently if they must.
Էջ 245 - Among those whose welfare is as vital to the welfare of the whole country as is that of the wage-earner, is the American farmer.
Էջ 28 - The Legislature shall encourage the promotion of intellectual, scientific and agricultural improvement; and shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment of an Agricultural School.
Էջ 28 - ... the design of the institution, in fulfillment of the injunction of the constitution, is to afford thorough instruction in agriculture, and the natural sciences connected therewith; to effect that object most completely, the institution shall combine physical with intellectual education, and shall be a high seminary of learning, in which the graduate of the common school can commence, pursue and finish a course of study, terminating in thorough theoretic and practical instruction in those sciences...
Էջ 243 - American workingman has to fear is the competition of the highly skilled workingman of the countries of greatest industrial efficiency. By the tariff and by our immigration laws we can always protect ourselves against the competition of pauper labor here at home; but when we contend for the markets of the world we can get no protection, and we shall then find that our most formidable competitors are the nations in which there is the most highly developed business ability, the most highly developed...
Էջ 250 - How can the life of the farm family be made less solitary, fuller of opportunity, freer from drudgery, more comfortable, happier, and more attractive ? Such a result is most earnestly to be desired.
Էջ 194 - Union; that it will free the States from their moral obligation; and, as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, definitely to prepare for a separation, amicably if they can, violently if they must.
Էջ 192 - The secession of a State from the Union depends on the will of the people of such State. The people alone, as we have already seen, hold the power to alter their constitution.
Էջ 243 - We have been fond, as a nation, of speaking of the dignity of labor, meaning thereby manual labor. Personally, I don't think that we begin to understand what a high place manual labor should take ; and it never can take this high place unless it offers scope for the best type of man. We have tended to regard education as a matter of the head only, and the result is that a great many of our people, themselves the sons of men who worked with their hands, seem to think that they rise in the world if...

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