The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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.

You can nominate as many as you like,
and in order to show you
how this procedure works,

I'll leave the chair temporarily.
That's parliamentary law.
You can do that.

I'll step out of the chair,
and I'll make the first nomination.

I' d like to nominate a man I think
is the only man in Shinbone

who has the right qualifications to
lead us in our fight for statehood.

I could stand here
talking about him all day,

but I know everybody here
could do the same.

I don't think that's necessary.
I nominate Tom Doniphon.

Come on, sit down. Sit down.
Stop sucking on that cigar
and put that pencil away.