Signs of the Times

Topic: The Basis of Right Government

[Editorial in The Christian Science Monitor, August 12, 1936]

Frequently The Christian Science Monitor is asked about its politics. This same question was asked of its Founder, and the reply which Mary Baker Eddy gave then is the guide and definition of the Monitor's policy today. Mrs. Eddy said (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany p. 276): "I have none, in reality, other than to help support a righteous government; to love God supremely, and my neighbor as myself."

This statement governs the Monitor's editorial policy in matters of politics, not merely for American presidential campaigns, but for all countries in all circumstances. This does not mean that the Monitor is unconcerned with government. This does not mean that the Monitor will refrain from expressing its own convictions both on broad principles and on specific issues. It does mean that this newspaper is not a party organ. It does mean that this newspaper will support that which it deems right, or nearest right, whenever and by whomever it is advanced.

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September 12, 1936

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