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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 ...
|Country of origin:
Republican National Committee
||246 x 189 x 17mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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