Equal Rights Party Platform, 1872

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Equal Rights Party Platform, 1872 - movement that a and in this side of the the...
movement that a and in this side of the the most love are and of female corner is 3 female) Wood- nominate elected catioal were belonged man." Of hundred | oi this with ob- was a brown TLATEOE3I AND DECLARATION OP PRINCIPLES. mentof the United States, and to that end we ne adoption of a new constitution "which snail be ect harmony with the present wants, interests lition of the people. Second--That the world has advanced so mnch in ast ceatcry that the theories wliich tile present uon of the Cniied States and 01 ihe several SrsKs arc in many instances far behind onr present fhirrl--That there sfcould be,a national code of commercial law uniform throughout the coimtrv, same to be administered bv a uniiorm system. Fourth--That ail important legislation should be submitted to and approved by the people--the re/ereniZaja--before becoming laws. fifth--tost all monopolies should be abolished and the co?t_of construction, management and aiaijit«3ance." posing of tlie same by tlie government, escept for purposes. . t JEtgfuli--Thai there should be but one system of and currency, and that tae public credit should basis-aiid the national faith Its vifnp ^ " c i - js-irta-Tiiat ttM? ffloS e TM thi;? " emanafiBK- from irovermiient should circulate freely, and tint lor its use should be permitted. doubt should ---* '"^at tlie jy^momraSoEBaonM be direct, ~~*~ -' increase 01" incti- { tlie eroenses of tne government. " *~''"""" "" I Eleventh--That there should be unrestricted all productions and commodities between nations uividuals, without regard to distance or locaUry. j.v^ti--That wars are public feuds, and should abolished by means of international arbitration. n;V«---'-''--Tuat there .-Uould be jnst public regulate labor and establish uniform compensation "·" " i Ihe name of Fred Douglass is first the same. iH^its-Thlf»'" lats f ^*Sges belonr · · "~ sister. f^i arm. Hf±? the ! cluz n n ' escb. with reruns -wlio nave employment/ - - ·- Fificctfh--^That it is tlie duty of the govermeut to AOTed etTT^loyTiient to all iinemnloycil persons upon equitable principles of time and coinpensatioii- ijtzfec.- £?t--Thst capital punibhiuent sliould be annlisjied- Scrcntecnth--^That protection of society against criaie apald be iThoSJy upon the 'principle of RaSSSrSs cmn^iaL ^ ^ "·-' A/i-TJiat there Fhouja be the most extended 13to intercbunge between lro- I toe mmer2 whole jeopL * r * _______ ,,. subjects by an of com- resources and the; but; 32."; --71iat Hie destauy ol onr government exten its supremacy over Uie American contiiicnt, that an universal go^cmincnt for ail the people oi' globe istbe aliiaintc or government 2VJTrfj/-fft£r(?--And, therefore. thatTve form oaiselves a distinct political organization, under the name Equal Itichts Party and declare onr Jiscd porpos tiie reconstruction of Ihe government in coafonnit the principles herein ^xpressed ibr the proinoUon'of general good of mankind. The resolniions" elaijoaiea in the platform accepted, bet were not adopted br t!ie It was agreed they should be left open fo- A long aiscnssion then ensned. and, after

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  1. New York Herald,
  2. 11 May 1872, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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