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i TO THE EDITOR. S;r.— At this hour of < ru-is in the Brit j Lit Empire the failure of our jiolit it inmto strike the Imperial note is imvt marked and most deplorable. As a woman voter I am on the lookout for a. candidate who will appeal u> the I public for elect ion pledging himself to /or- | ward all Imperial needs for men and I money, to see to it that dependents of men i gone to the war are properly provided fur, ! and that, we he prepared against Merman I raids by our National Reserve being i trained to shoot, etc., etc. But. our poll ] i lii inns seem convinced that the British j 1 Empire is safe, and New Zealand in par- j j ticular safe ako. Do they not know .that j tne mest cxpci ienced men in Britans say : tisat tin* "whole British Empire is in ■ penl " ? 1 would have these words bla- 1 zoned at the head of every recruiting up- ■ peal. Thai ibis, i.- a. fact can he seen if anyone even glances through the pa jus of • ( reviews like lhe • Nineteenth I 'emurv.’ ; j ’ Fortnight iy,’ etc., etc., or listens to Lord | Kitchener’s rate word.-. Ann now at this | hour of cried- «.uni* our live bishop* (the sixth is in England) asking us to narrow down (mi lOncern for the government of tins country to the hooks qiie.s lion. Would to Mod their names had liven ; ever an appeal to the public to ■■ csi-br • re v-'tlng our Imperial nmd:.. t|j.. vuv • evidence of English ;ayc. .Old Scotch/ I Christianity being at. stake; .cur duty if | need lie of limitless self.sacrifice at such a i time a tv) hour an is upon ns now ; and t■> ; see to it that we return to Parliament onb- ‘ nr hj men a.s are pledged P re.-j v font ard I llie.-e things. As a , bur. in*, oniaii I respectfully ask the 8rim,,;,.; Have five ! bishops, acting not through the Syir d- of the Church, a right to diirct. the eon- j science,; of their people re voting.' Have church men and women a duty of obeying i the wishes of bishops so expressed, or oniv 1 a duty of giving such a " rei-pcrtm! <om i siderntion’A j I think, sir. it would ilea: up a log in I people's minds .if they were told exactly; what would happen in New Zcakind ji. : through Inxitv or any other crime of ends- , sinu at thin time, we let the Mennan.s lake and rule Nlaw Zealand. What exact Iy I would happen? ] euppo-e tie should vote no more, having possinlv no House of As- ' sembiy existing-—certainly «e women '• would not have a vote—and a.s Merman ! colonists arrived doubtless the Merman 1 tongue would be the language of our s.' and universities, etc., etc. ’ Biilmps would be bishops all the same, I 1 suppose; but the Lutheran and Roman 1 Catholic, religions would !/■ paramount : and acknowledges) as State religions. And I what would be the fate as to the ownership ot all our lands and businesses? The ! bishops' action seems to favor a Bible-hi- 1 State-schools policy at any cost—even , the cost of Germanising New Zealand, j Plenty of Bible teaching prevails in Mer- 1 man schools, so if Germans lake New 1 Zealand the bishops will have the political • desire of their hearts.—l am. etc.. j Pep.pi.exed Cnuncn Woman. j December 3. !

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THE CHURCH v. IMPERIAL NEEDS., Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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THE CHURCH v. IMPERIAL NEEDS. Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914