Hawaiian annexation and our foreign policy

Hawaiian annexation and our foreign policy

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f 7/3 ^,-.*-^^^:>'^->'^^1. ii^2c.A.,i^^. ^.E713 ^^, 1CopyI f? // HAWAIIAN ANNEXATION AND OUR FOREIGN POLICY. P IiS ECH HON.JAMES D.RICHARDSON, OF TENNESSEE, HOUSE OP REPRKvSENTATlVES, Tuesday, June 14, 1898. \vAH I J IXo r () X. 1898. /3?7 ^ of^ *- GSS^"* 'jA: SPEECH Of HON. JAME8 D.11I0HAI1D80N. the joint resolution (H.-The House Laving under consider.ation Res. 350) to Hawaiian Islands to the United States-provide for annexing- the said:Mr. RICHARDSON Speaker: The proxiosition to annex the Sandwich Islands toMr. the United States, with or without the consent of their popu- lation, meets with my unqualified and unalterable opposition. I and acquisitonam also opposed to the permanent conquest of Philippines, and all other isles of theCuba, Puerto Rico, the sea. Nations have always acted, and should govern themselves at all times, upon principles entirely different from thosewhich actuate individuals. I admit that individuals do. and should oftentimes, of others regardless greater or lesser extentact for the good to a their themselves. But this is not trueof the resxtlt of action on of nations. Governments must base their action upon purely selfish consid- erations. In looking at the question of the annexation of Hawaii, should enteror of any foreign territory, theonly question that into consideration by us is the one question: Is it best for the United States?

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