They asked first that he renounce the revision of property titles in order to get back the support of the Liberal landowners. They asked, secondly, that he rnounce the fight against clerical influence in order to obtain the support of the Catholic masses. They asked, finally, that he renounce the aim of equal rights for natural and illegitimate children in order to preserve the integrity of the home.
"That means," Colonel Aureliano Buendia said, smiling when the reading was over, "that all we're fighting for is power."
"They're tactical changes," one of the delegates replied. Right now the main thing is to broaden the popular base of the war. Then we'll have another look."