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3 J. B. Ass'n St. Kan. 1 (1934-1935)

handle is hein.barjournals/jkabr0003 and id is 1 raw text is: The Journal of the Bar Associa-
tion of the State of Kansas
VOL 3                         AUGUST, 1934                        NO. i
Published Quarterly, August, November, February and May, by the
Bar Association of the State of Kansas.
$3.00 Per Annum              Members $1.50               Single Copy $1.00
Address communications to W. E. Stanley, 830 First National Bank Building, or
The Journal Publication Office, 319 South Market, Wichita, Kansas.
Entered as Second-Class Matter, August 20, 1932, at the Post Office at
Wichita, Kansas, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
o       .r.ht 1932, by Journdl of the Bar Assoation of t1e StAt -of  SIRSs
Individualism, Rugged or Otherwise*
A. C. MALLOY, of Hutchinson, Kansas, Bar
Human aspiration for liberty that permitted the individual to live and
order his own life in righteousness and peace was the mighty impulse that
created the, government of the United States of America. That aspiration
was the armament, the courage, the tenacity and the strength that enabled
our fathers to win through the struggle and write into our unparalleled charter
of goverfiment a bill of human rights, guaranteeing unto the citizen the right
to order lawfully his own life, expand his soul, and die peacefully, free from the
dictatorial whims of tyranny. Under that charter we have also the right of
private ownership of property, preveftting even the sovereign from taking
from the citizen his lawfully acquired property without making just com-
pensation therefor. And this last mentioned guaranty, it has been authorita-
tively said, is more responsible for the growth of our country than any other,
and perhaps more than all other guaranties of our Constitution.
Down through the ages, man had been fighting his battles against greed,
avarice, power and oppression-questing and yearning for governmental
sanctuary where he might find peace and an opportunity to establish a home-
defend it against attack, make provision for his loved ones, respect and be
respected by his neighbor; and thus move on through life, with dignity, to its
end. When the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted, that
governmental sanctuary was established. Throughout the civilized world states-
men, historians and sociologists (profound in their knowledge of past govern-
mental experience) acclaimed it as a model and a masterpiece.
I have at hand copies of the encomiums of Gladstone, Pitt, Lincoln, Henry
William Elson, James Bryce, George Bancroft and others. I shall not read
them because you are, without doubt, familiar with them.
However, it now appears that what these men said was all wrong; what
*Delivered at the Fifty-second Annual Meeting of the Kansas State Bar Association, May 25, 1984.

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