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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
I am a Constituent of the 5th District. The United States Government was taking action with which I did not agree. I knew that there was a legal, constitutional method of making my opinions known on the subject by voting for a representative who would represent my beliefs. In accordance with the constitution and laws of the United States I went to the polls and voted in a legal, constitutional manner. A friend of mine, an advocate of direct action, smiled; he told me it was useless. Despite many disappointments I held faithful to my believe in indirect, representative, legal, constitutional action. The representative has been unseated for speaking and holding to the conviction of his conscience and to the censor us of opinion of his constitute. I still hold my original opinions; but how can I give them expression if the meant have been taken away. My direct action friend was right. There is little chance for me through constitutional action. There is only one thing left for me. From now on I am a man of direct action.
The day that Congress says we will allow only the men who agree with us to deliberate with us that day marks the end of representative government. Constituent of 5th District. W. McD. POND '22,