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Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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[Parliamentary speeches.]
In: Verslag van de handelingen der Staten-Generaal. Zitting van 21 September 1874–18 September 1875. Bijblad tot de Nederlandsche Staats-courant. Verslag der handelingen van de Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, gedurende het zittingjaar 1874–1875.
’s Gravenhage, Algemeene Landsdrukkerij 1875, pp. 1058–1061, 1064, 1262, 1303–1305, 1326–1330, 1335–1339.
Published in parts.
Not included in 1890.06: pp. 1058–1061, 1064, 1262.

Various speeches delivered in Parliament in 1875. On March 17, 1875, Kuyper spoke against the ratification of a provincial law for the district Heusden in North Brabant (pp. 1058–1061, 1064). On May 10, Kuyper requested permission from the Second Chamber to interpellate about intended modifications of the Lower Education Law at an appropriate time (p. 1262). On May 12, he addressed Parliament regarding the dismissal and replacement of the governor-general of the Dutch East Indies, requesting an inquiry into the affair. He also requested an inquiry into the Aceh question (pp. 1303–1305).

In his eventual interpellation about the modifications that the cabinet was expected to make to the Lower Education Law (pp. 1326–1330), Kuyper did not intend to open a debate about the school question itself. Rather, he wished to bring to light the political agreements concerning the school question that the cabinet had made in its coalition platform. The interpellation concluded with a challenge to the government. Kuyper related that during a recent visit to London he had heard Dwight L. Moody (1837–1899) speaking to an assembly of 20,000 people about manliness. Moody had claimed that only those who dared to speak their minds openly were truly manly. At the same gathering, Kuyper had also heard Ira D. Sankey sing a song of Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876): “Dare to be a straight-out man,/Dare to stand alone,/Dare to have a purpose firm,/Dare to make it known.” Kuyper recited nearly the same four-line stanza in Parliament on March 5, 1905 (see 1905.06, p. 1339). There was a definite plan of action for the new educational law, Kuyper contended, and the cabinet should have the courage to make that plan public. The following two reports (pp. 1335–1339) contain Kuyper’s answers to the reactions called forth by his interpellation.