Viewing Edward T. Young: "The Present Problems Involved in Minnesota's Statehood." (1908).
On the evening of December 3, 1908, state Attorney General Edward T. Young, delivered a carefully drafted paper to the Minnesota Academy of Social Sciences describing serious threats to the American system of government. It was more a lecture than a lawyer's brief. He singled out for criticism proponents of the "so-called new federalism" who sought to enlarge federal powers over public welfare, usurping those reserved for the states by the constitution and envisioned by the founders.