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A CONCISE STATEMENT OF THE LEADING PRINCIPLES OF THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES, AS TAUGHT
BY THE FATHERS OF THE REPUBLIC, ENUNCIATED IN
THE NATIONAL PLATFORMS, AND PROCLAIMED
BY REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRATS FROM
THE FOUNDATION OF THE GOVERN-
MENT TO THE PRESENT DAY.

CHICAGO AND NEW YORK:

BELFORD, CLARKE & CO.

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coPYRIGHT,
S. S. B L OOM.
1883.

PRINTED AND BOUND BY DONoHUE & HENNEBERRY, CHICAGO.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.
WHAT IS DEMOCRACY P

HoN. william Allen's description of DEMocracy—DEMocre TIC PRINCIPLES ETERNAL–JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON.—DEMOCRACY THE CORNER-STONE OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC— IMPORTANT THAT ALL DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE INSTRUCTED IN THE PRINCIPLES AND POLICIEs of DEMocracy—oppon ENTS OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES SHOULD BE BETTER VERSED IN the PRINCIPLES THEY OPPOSE – DeMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES NEVER CHANGE–IMPORTANCE OF INTELLIGENT AND PATRIotic voting—DEMocracy HAs A well DEFINED AND COMPREHENSIVE POLICY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 9.

CHAPTER II. - THE ORIGIN OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES.

DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES PREVAILED IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME-MAGN A CHARTA—THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES CONTAIN THE PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY.......................... Page 23,

CHAPTER III.
DUTY OF DEMOCRATS.

A HENRY clay whic Asks A YouNG DEMocrat A QUESTION.— HEREDITARY DEMOCRATs—THE Sover EIGN voter should

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