The Call of an Epoch (Classic Reprint) by John G. WoolleyThe Call of an Epoch (Classic Reprint) by John G. Woolley

The Call of an Epoch (Classic Reprint)

byJohn G. Woolley

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It went into a legislative district where the popular senti ment was strongly Christian, strongly Republican, and strongly dry, and approached the dominant political leaders in private and the masses in public meetings, with substantially this proposi tion, This is a Republican district. You have the right to keep it so, if you can. But it is a dry district and entitled to a dry representative in the legislature. I have no purpose, or desire, to help the Democrats, as against you. But you must be fair to the dry sentiment. Nominate a dry Republican and if the oppo sitiou does the like, I keep hands off. If a wet Democrat is put up, I will support you with a corps of dry Democrats. On the other hand, if vou name a wet Republican against a dry Demo crat, I will support the Democrat with a battery of dry Republi can speakers and in time we will beat you. This is no threat. It is simply good politics for both parties in any case.

Very soon, in multiplying districts, we had Republicans and Democrats competing for the dry support. Party lines grew dim as the light of Christian patriotism brightened, and Church lines disappeared altogether, as to Prohibition. The temperance socie ties ran together under the new leadership, as hope and the joy of clean con?ict revived in the hearts of Christian voters. Small victories were consolidated into larger advances, local gains began to affect larger units and presently, State Legislatures took action and on the sixteenth of January, 1920, the clutch was shifted into high gear and the Church, with every cylinder hitting, was eating the road.

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Title:The Call of an Epoch (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.54 inPublished:February 1, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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