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THE SOUTH-AFRICAN

34

until the aggressor

patiently

CRISIS,

had finished sharpening

weapons would have been tantamount to committing suicide, and when we saw the English soldiers enter his

Pretoria

of the

heart

had appealed

Boers

throbbed

nations

the sentiment of

to

was indeed to the God of

It

justice.

and the best English generals by the much despised Boers, the

captives

as

repeatedly

beaten

:

They

liad

justice that the

not been confounded.

VI.

By what the

has

of such

effrontery

scribed first

pretexts

it

been attempted to cover

negotiations

They may be divided

?

as

have

I

de-

into three categories

the great questions of the Suzerainty and the franto

chise special

which

I

grievances

shall revert later

on

associated with the

bard, Edgar and the Amphitheatre

;

secondly the

;

name

of

lastly the

Lom-

aUeged

Boer government. To begin our examination of these charges with the last mentioned, I certainly do not dream of holding up oligarchic corruption of the

the Boer government as a model. The political system of the

Boers

first

Volksraad,

stration

The

defective in several respects.

is

is

of the

relations

powers give

finances

to

to be desired.

legislative

and judiciary

observations

But

ment ever before been a

much

leaves

between the rise

qualify by conjectures.

organising

Their

by a simple resolution of the wanting in stability. The Admini-

modifiable

constitution,

let us

wdiich

we cannot

be just. Has a govern-

face to face with the task of

country under conditions

so

diflficnlt

?

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

The South-African crisis - pagina 38

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

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