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ATTORNEY-General Daugherty in asking
for an injunction against the
striking railway shopmen:
"The underlying principle involved in this
action is the survival and supremacy of the
Government of the United States.
"No union or combination of unions can,
under our law, dictate to the American Union.
When the union claims the right to dictate
to the Government and to dominate the
American people and deprive the . . . people
of the necessaries of life, then the Government
will destroy the unions, for the Government
of the United States is supreme and
Inscription on monument to the forefathers
erected on hill at Provincetown,
Massachusetts (tip of Cape Cod where the
Pilgrims first reached land):
"On November 21, 1620, the Mayflower,
carrying 102 passengers, men, women, and
children, cast anchor in this harbor 67 days
from Plymouth, England.
"The same day 41 adult males in the company
solemnly covenanted and combined
themselves together 'into a civill body politick.'
"This body politic established and maintained
on the bleak and barren edge of a vast
wilderness a state without a king or a noble,
a church without a bishop or a priest, a
democratic commonwealth, the members of
which were 'straightly tied to all care of each
other's good and of the whole by everyone.'
"For the first time in history they illustrated
with long suffering devotion and sober resolution
the principles of civil and religious liberty
in the practices of a genuine democracy.
"Therefore the remembrances of them shall
be perpetual in the great republic that has
inherited their ideals."