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An Admirable Platform

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From the Grand Rapids Democrat. But we eonfess a far stronger interest in the platform than in the ticket put in nomination, as principies are of far more importance than men, and we are also free to admit that never before have we been as proud of the Democracy of Michigan, as we are for this clear, full and positive declaration of prinoiples in the platform. They are sound and strong. - Their ring is clear and their tone noble. The trumpet gave uo uncertain sound. - Every question of the day was met fairly and squarely and what the Democracy of Michigan had to say was 8aid without a thought of what men would think or not think. Deep and honest convictions were expressed and indorsed, with a hearty good will, without the least possible regard for votes. The aini was to express true sentiiaents, to put on record true principies, not build a trap to catch voters. There is a manly dignity that indícales an unlimited reserved power in the resolutions adopted that will commend them favorably to all men. There is the strength of a noble manhood in them that will thrill the masses aa they are read beside the old hearth-stone. - The bold utterance always wins - the brave fearless words of true men are half battles. There is no equivocation, no dodging, 110 hiding, but an outspoken, fearless oxpression of opinión that will place the Democracy of Michigan at the front of the Democracy of the nation. Thus much for the platform as a whole. The financial plank we do not like. "While hard money is a Democratie doctrine, as old and sacred as the party, inasmuch as the business interests of the country have been built upon a greenback basis, we would have preferred to have had the Convention declare against inflation and against contraction, and thus left the currency to adjust itself to a specie Standard by the natural and legitímate development of business. The issue of paper money belongs to the liepublican party, and it should be held responsible for it, while the Democracy, in declaring for honest money, should not demand a gystem which, if adopted, will, for the time being, make matters worse by deranging the business interests of the country. Instead of fixing the day for resumption two years ahead, we would have preferred to have had the date left out and the system left to adjust itself to a specie basis. It should have been enough for the Democraoy to declare in favor of specie payments, when, without inflation or contraction, the business and trade of the country had grown to it. But as a whole the platform is . ble, and will be accepted as the principies of the party of this and all other ' States. ■ - -- - I I - i i . 1


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