Theodore Schroeder

Theodore Schroeder

Theodore Schroeder (1864–February 10, 1953) was a controversial author who wrote on issues pertaining to freedom of expression. cite web
author =
year =
url =http://www.lib.umich.edu/spec-coll/ishill/schroedr.html
title =University of Michigan
format =
work =
publisher =
accessdate =March 7
accessyear =2006
] Schroeder is one of the first authors to challenge the state of freedom of speech in the United States. He stated that the US government may be in a current state of tyranny and that the way Americans view their liberties makes Americans hypocrites. cite web
author =
year =
url =http://www.uark.edu/depts/comminfo/freespeech/schroeder.html
title =University of Arkansas
format =
work =
publisher =
accessdate =March 7
accessyear =2006
]

Schroeder entered the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1882 to study engineering, then earned a law degree in 1889. cite web
author =
year =
url =http://www.ffrf.org/day/?day=17&month=9
title =Freethought of the Day
format =
work =
publisher =
accessdate =March 7
accessyear =2006
]

Legal career

Schroeder practiced law for ten years in Salt Lake City, Utah, working for statehood for Utah.

In 1900, Schroeder moved to New York. In 1902, he formed the Free Speech League (a precursor to the American Civil Liberties Union) with Lincoln Steffens and others.

Schroeder helped defend his anarchist friend Emma Goldman at her Denver trial.

In 1904 Schroeder retired from practicing law and began writing. cite journal
first =
last =
authorlink =
coauthors =
year =1956
month =March 13
title =Fidelity Title & Trust Co. v. Clyde
journal =143 Conn. 247
volume =
issue =
pages =
id =
url =
]

At the time of Schroeder's death, a friend Kuhn was preparing for publication another book consisting of reprints of articles written by Schroeder, mainly anti-Mormon in nature. The headings of the articles were "Incest in Mormonism," "Polygamy in Congress," "Polygamy and the Constitution," "Polygamy and Inspired Lies," "The Sex-Determinant in Mormon Theology," "Mormonism and Prostitution," "Proxies in Mormon Polygamy," "Was Joseph Smith, 'The Prophet,' an Abortionist?" "Sadism in Mormonism," and "Sanctified Lust."

Death

His writings became the subject of a lawsuit following his death. In his will, Schroeder left his estate to two friends, with the instruction that the money from the estate be used to gather his voluminous writings and publish them. Two of Schroeder's cousins contested the will and successfully voided it.

When upholding a lower court's decision, Judge O'Sullivan of the Connecticut Supreme Court stated in a unanimous three-judge opinion, "The law will not declare a trust valid when the object of the trust, as the finding discloses, is to distribute articles which reek of the sewer. The very enumeration of some of the titles which Schroeder selected for his writings brands them indelibly, and a reading of the article which he called "Prenatal Psychisms and Mystical Pantheism" is a truly nauseating experience in the field of pornography. The trust is invalid as being contrary to public policy."

Bibliography

*Obscene Literature and Constitutional Law, 1911.
*Erotogenesis of Religion [Erotogenesis definition:arousal of sexual feeling]
*Divinity in Semen
*Why Priests Don't Marry
*Shaker Celibacy and Salacity [Salacity definition: Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire; lascivious.]
*Phallic Worship to Secularized Sex [Phallic definition: Penis]
*What About You? 1951 "(Was a compilation which consisted, in part, of articles criticizing religious beliefs, questioning the existence of God, and pointing to the stupidity of man in praying to God. The titles of certain of its chapters were "The Love-Hate Complex," "Three Attitudes toward Sex," "Why Is Obscenity?" "Where Is Obscenity?" "'Obscenity' and Mental Health," "My Bigotry," and "My Envy.")"

Notes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Theodore Pell — Pays  États …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History — The Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History is an annual prize established in 1986 and given by The New York Council of the Navy League of the United States, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, and the Theodore… …   Wikipedia

  • Leonard T. Schroeder — Jr. As a captain during World War II Nickname Max Moose …   Wikipedia

  • Forbach — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Forbach (homonymie). 49° 11′ 20″ N 6° 54′ 03″ E …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Margaret Sanger — Margaret Higgins Sanger Sanger in 1922 Born September 14, 1879(1879 09 14) Corning, New York, United States Died …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Earth (magazine) — Mother Earth Mother Earth Vol 7 No. 4, cover dated June 1912 Proprietor Emma Goldman Staff writers Alexander Berkman Categories …   Wikipedia

  • Commission on Industrial Relations — The Commission on Industrial Relations (also known as the Walsh Commission)[1] was a commission created by the U.S. Congress on August 23, 1912. The commission studied work conditions throughout the industrial United States between 1913 and 1915 …   Wikipedia

  • Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …   Universalium

  • Liste de zoologistes — Attention, il n est pas d usage en zoologie d utiliser d abréviation pour les noms des auteurs (contrairement aux usages de la botanique, voir ici). Cette liste ne constitue pas une liste officielle. Nous attirons l attention du lecteur sur son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste De Zoologistes —  Attention, il n est pas d usage en zoologie d utiliser d abréviation pour les noms des auteurs (contrairement aux usages de la botanique, voir ici). Cette liste ne constitue pas une liste officielle. Nous attirons l attention du lecteur sur …   Wikipédia en Français


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»