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The August Day Plutocracy Would Love Us to Forget

An amazing speech that was made by Republican Teddy Roosevelt in Osawatomie Kansas one hundred years ago. The issues haven’t really changed that much and the power of the elites have only grown. So where are the voices like this as we head to the 2010 elections.?

From CommonDreams.org

“Most Americans today would cheer, too. Are you outraged by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? Our national resources, Roosevelt pronounced, “must be used for the benefit of all our people, and not monopolized for the benefit of the few.”

Think corporations wield too much clout?

“The Constitution guarantees protections to property, and we must make that promise good,” Roosevelt noted. “But it does not give the right of suffrage to any corporation.”

We must “prohibit the use of corporate funds directly or indirectly for political purposes,” TR enunciated, and hold corporate officials “personally responsible when any corporation breaks the law.”

Again and again, Roosevelt urged his listeners to demand state “and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting.” The absence of that restraint, he noted, “has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power.”

To read the entire post click here.

Wait a second I have found a voice speaking out for everyday Americans.  Senator Bernie Sanders

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