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Why I Believe in the Direct Primary

Why I Believe in the Direct Primary I Believe in the Direct Primary Why BY GEORGE W. NORRIS United States Senator from Nebraska is founded for his own vindication. government upon politicians of O UR ~-~ the that the are The direct is in fact a theory people primary part to control their the of our election machinery. sufficiently intelligent system own The I It is as and often more government. argument just important, shall make is based the of election truth than the official upon important, this The are direct which follows. A who assumption. primary quali- people is a method which the will at the fied to vote for candidates simply by of the can be ascertained in the election are likewise people general qualified selection of those who shall make and to select those candidates at the direct administer the laws under which all of It no more election. primary requires the must live. There is vote at that election to people nothing intelligence sacred about it. If a better method can than it does at the election. regular be devised I would not hesitate to to To to the citizen the deny right abandon it and throw it aside. his Neither select http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The" SAGE

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
0002-7162
eISSN
1552-3349
DOI
10.1177/000271622310600104
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Abstract

I Believe in the Direct Primary Why BY GEORGE W. NORRIS United States Senator from Nebraska is founded for his own vindication. government upon politicians of O UR ~-~ the that the are The direct is in fact a theory people primary part to control their the of our election machinery. sufficiently intelligent system own The I It is as and often more government. argument just important, shall make is based the of election truth than the official upon important, this The are direct which follows. A who assumption. primary quali- people is a method which the will at the fied to vote for candidates simply by of the can be ascertained in the election are likewise people general qualified selection of those who shall make and to select those candidates at the direct administer the laws under which all of It no more election. primary requires the must live. There is vote at that election to people nothing intelligence sacred about it. If a better method can than it does at the election. regular be devised I would not hesitate to to To to the citizen the deny right abandon it and throw it aside. his Neither select

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"ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The"SAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1923

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