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[215] vote. Majorities decide. “ The voice of the people is the voice of God.” From the decisions of a majority there is no appeal. In that universal and ideal republic which is the dream of French socialists and Italian patriots, we should all be subject to the swarm. Luckily the new theory of governing by swarms is limited by the yet newer doctrine of grouping in nationalities. If numbers only were to tell, Kiang-Su would exercise more influence on events than either France or Italy. If numbers were to rule, as in a Universal Republic they should rule, the pig-tails of the Five Provinces alone would outweigh the genius of England, Germany, and the United States. Are the European settlers in America prepared to join hands with the Asiatic? Living on the edge of China, gazing over the Pacific Ocean into California, stand a third of the whole human race. In arms these Mongols may be met and crushed, but how are such enormous numbers to be dealt with in a ballot-box?

5. These Asiatics hurt the European settlers, not only in faith and morals, in law and literature, but in the lower regions of animal life. In any district where they have a majority they may carry

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