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A Leader Wanted

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The republicana of Michigan aro lackig Ib two easential things to political sucesa. Aman who has good executive abilty to take charge of its affairs n a politcal campaign, and a thnrough organizaion. These two things would havc shaken ff theapathy and lcthargy thatenveloped great portion of the republican party at he late election, and given vietory in place f defeat. The great principies on which the repubican party was foiinded are not dead. The gsues of the war are settled, to be sure, ut when oncof the departraents of state at Washington goes into mourning for hirty days for a man who not only did bis est to destroy tliis government, but to levastate the whole northeru states wlth Iread disease, aro not those issues yet in langer ? Wlth principies of human liberty; with he rights of every human being guaraneed in every portion of this great land ; with frcedom of thought and freedom of peech for its bed rock, the republican mi ty can never die. It may meet witli reverses. .It may be temporarily deprived of )ower; but it will rise again. As long as he republic lasts tho republican party will last also. But new men must come o the front. A leader in this state must )e chocen who has ability, energy, and activity. We need a Chandler at the helm, ind thorough organization In every county and township, and school district. Petitions aro being poured in to the egislature by prohibltionists to eubmit the prohibitory amendinent to thc people. i was the influcnce of the prohibitlonists that deleated its submisslon a couple of months ago, and in so doing they have sinned away their day of grace. They lave made grievous errors as a party and stand hule chance of coming to the front as such. And the republican party by joining hands with tliem hassuffered sore disaster. Tlie time to have cnrried the submission project was when everytliinfr was ready, and the republicana in the legislature stood up and redeemed their promise. Xow many of these legislators may feel that having been trifled with once they can not again be so treated. If the people desire to express thcir opiniĆ³n upon a subject they certainly ouglit to be granted thc privilege, but this blowing hot and cold has piobably IlUfWud (he popl'i privilege in lliis instance.


Ann Arbor Courier
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