TO THE EDITOB, Sir,—The social fabric, like the solar system, is converging to a common centre, with this difference, bowever: The latter is known with mathematical accuracy as going towards the constellation Pleiades; the former problematical. With all the blunders Downing street is charged with making it was wise in not allowing the Crown lands of these colonies to fall into the hands of a few men in England at a penny an acre. This was the early desire, before the ruin period of exchange medium came into force. Gradually we have drifted on, and are drifting, towards the communistic centre. The grandchildren of the early colonist are wealthy, in some instances, without education. The latter arrived educated better but poorer. Accident of birth the cause. Sometimes a vein of truth is seen in tho political atmosphere. The Premier remarked his pet scheme of national insurance would yet be the law of the land; if so, what tremendous monetary power will the Government of the day have. The Property Tax will be nothing beside it. Now we have Mr Downie Stewart wishing Parliament to make the_ contract between buyer and seller, vide his insurance scheme, and telling people how they most trade. The banks next, perhaps. In time you, Mr Editor, will no ddubt nave 'ydßr oontrfcbts
regulated by Acta of Parliament, and your editorials scanned by a Government official. By that time life under the commune will perhaps be more unbearable than it was under Downing street, Sir George Grey notwithstanding.—l am, etc., LUMFEK. Dunedin, August 23.
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DEMOCRACY., Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889
DEMOCRACY. Evening Star, Issue 7995, 26 August 1889
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