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Republican Campaign Text-Book (Paperback) Loot Price: R754
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Republican Campaign Text-Book (Paperback): Republican National Committee

Republican Campaign Text-Book (Paperback)

Republican National Committee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ... railroads feel that they have a large pecuniary interest in the election of a President friendly to the railroads? Experience has demonstrated that municipal corruption is largely traceable to the fact that franchise corporations desire to control the city council and thus increase their dividends. If railroad managers adopt the same policy the sentiment in favor of the ownership of the railroads by the Government is likely to increase as rapidly throughout the country as the sentiment in favor of municipal ownership has increased in the cities. I have already reached the conclusion that railroads partake so much of the nature of a monopoly that they must ultimately become public property and be managed by public officials in the interest of the whole community, in accordance with the well defined theory that public ownership is necessary where competition is impossible. 1 do not know whether a majority of the members of the party to which I have the honor to belong believe in the government ownership of railroads, but my theory is that no man can call a mass convention to decide what he himself shall think. I have reached the conclusion that there will be no permanent relief on the railroad question from discrimination between individuals and between places, and from extortionate rates, until the railroads are the property of the Government and operated by the Government in the interests of the people. And I believe--I believe that there is a growing belief in all parties that this solution, be it far or near, is the ultimate solution. But, my friends, to me the dangerous centralization is a danger that cannot be brushed aside. The greatest danger of a republic is the consolidation of all power at the capital remote from the people, and because I believe ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Republican National Committee
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 312
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-46753-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-46753-3
Barcode: 9781231467534

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