December 14, 1899
THE right to rest is not more sacred than the right to labor.
YOU may ignore truth and justice; but be assured truth and justice will not ignore you.
WE can ask no more of the civil government than that it protect our liberty to enjoy our natural rights.
THE preservation of one person’s rights does not demand the sacrifice of rights by another. Rights do not conflict.
THE worst “quack” medicines ever palmed off upon people are those that men have invented for the cure of a morally sick community.
IT is man’s business to remedy crime, and God’s business to remedy sin. God’s remedy which he has provided for sin, is the gospel; and no man has any business to use any other.
EVERY individual has a right to rest on the Sabbath day, and there is no law in this country that denies or restricts it. Every person can exercise this right, if he will. But some people want a law to compel them to improve their privileges.
THE law of God—“six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God”—provides for a religious Sabbath and six working days in the week. That is God’s mind concerning the alleged necessity of a “civil” Sabbath.
SINCE God has ordained six working days for the week, there can be only one legitimate Sabbath Day; and the whole question of Sabbath observance depends upon the question of which day of the week is the Sabbath. But who has a right to settle this question? Thus one person accept the decision of another, or of several others? or has each person the right to settle the question for a self?