Bischoff Decision Broader Than Law.: Senator John Raines Makes a Notable Declaration--Personal Liberty League Grows., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-20


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BISCHOFF DECISION BROADER THAN LAW LAWSenator Senator John Raines Makes a Notable Declaration Personal Liberty League Grows Senator John Raines of New York more repre ¬ sentative of the Republican party of the Empire state than is Governor Hughes or his henchmen recently talked of the racing law and crusade Son alor Raines says he considers Judge Bischoffs de oision on the betting law much broader than the law itself As he understood it and as he had explained in his argument in favor of the bill It permitted two persons to make a wager but It would become illegal if the bet was re orded by a Ihlnl person and all three would be liable But as he understood the judges decision the third person must be a professional bookmaker before tin law becomes operative This he did not believe was the intent of the law lawAt At the Saratoga mass mooting of the Personal Libert v League Judge Geisman a strong man of that section declared that the movement was do void of all political aspects that the league rep ¬ resented no parly but was instituted for the pur pits of advocating personal liberty He claims membership of 00t for the league in1 the state Ilcstrougly denounced the partisanship which he de ¬ clared hud been exhibited by Governor Hughes HughesJudge Judge McMahon referred t the governor as in intriguer and Interloper in politics politicsPhilip Philip Mnliar said that the race track question should have been left to the voters to decide decideThse Thse resolutions were adopted at the meeting meetingWhereas Whereas The tendency on the part of the legis lators to respond to the insensate unreasonable m unwarranted demands of a small coterie of men ostentatiously parading their selfconstituted right eousnoss but enacting laws of a tyrannous oppres ¬ sive undemocratic nature known as sumptuary laws or blue laws subversive of the pcrsoiiil rights liberties and happiness of the peoplo and opposei to the constitutional provisions vouchsafing the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness and andWhereas Whereas Most of these men spreading he prop aganda of tyranny and oppression by emotional hysteria arc swayed by ulterior motives of u most reprehensible and pernicious nature some of then whitod sopulchers evaders of taxes examples of bad citizenship Pharisees bigots intoierants of the most deplorable stripe while others fanatics am frenzied enthusiasts seeking publicity and cheap no toriety be it itResolved Resolved That no man should receive the vote or approval of the electorate for the Assembly or the Senate of the Legislature of the state of New York who does not promise to exert himself to tin utmost for the repeal of the sumptuary or blue laws now on the statute books and who will not to tin extent of hirf ability and power oppose the enactmeni of any further law tending to restrict repress am eliminate any of the privileges rights and powers of tin people peopleA A second mass meeting is to be hold at Madison Square Garden New York two weeks hence

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