Agnes Macphail Digital Collection
Reply to Miss Macphail

M.M., Correspondent
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Letter to the Editor responding to Agnes Macphail's anti-Cadet stance.
To the Editor of The Globe: From The Globe of March 14 I learn that Miss Agnes Macphail strongly supports the Boy Premier in his "brave-enough-to-be-coward" ideal—she hopes this phrase will ring down through the ages. I admire and appreciate Miss' Macphail very much in many ways, but her pacifism-at-any-price attitude is an attitude many people never will adopt. Those who suffered war know that it is not merely "following a band or running with the crowd, and donning a uniform and ribbons." That is the part the brave cowards see. War with, its bitter sacrifices, its stark fearful inequality of suffering, its aftermath of broken lives in boyhood, paying the price for years; boys who give all because it is in their very being to do so if Britain is in danger—this on one hand; on the other, Government graft, with officials drawing salaries from several sources; exploitation of youth; an old worthless Senate (in Canada) paid for by the people, flag-wavers who neither suffer through wars nor send their sons. More attention to the correction of these evils, and less lauding of this Boy Premier, whose ancestors probably never were stepping-stones to British justice, would be a more fitting tribute to the memory of our dead, who died the physical death because, until a better way to settle national disputes than war is found, a number must die that others may live.
County Grey.
Alexandria M.M.

Globe & Mail
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Toronto, On
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3238480725069 Longitude: -80.7522583007813
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Reply to Miss Macphail

Letter to the Editor responding to Agnes Macphail's anti-Cadet stance.