The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Ransom. There he is. There he is.
All right. All right. All right.
All right, now, if you want,
I can show you the rules.

The meeting will come to order.
Settle down please.

Mr. Peabody, would you keep
a record of the meeting?

Rance, please. There are other men...
Give me a drink.

- Bar's closed.
- Just a beer!

- Bar's closed.
- A beer's not drinking!

- Before we start...
- Sit down, Doctor, please?

I have a pencil right here.
Thank you.

You all know why we're here.
We're here to elect two delegates,
because a growing population

south of the Picketwire entitles us
to two.

These two delegates will represent us
in the territorial convention
for statehood.

You know the issue.
The cattle interests want to keep
this territory an open range.

Ruled by their high-handed ideas,
whatever they are.

And we - that means everybody
in this room - we're for statehood!

We want statehood, because it means
the protection of farms and fences.

It means schools for our children
and progress for the future!

Just sit down, please.
Now we'll proceed
with the nominations.