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  •  How sad (6+ / 0-)

    That a conservative turn of the century Republican President like McKinley could so succinctly sum up the evils of free trade and advantages of self-preservation and protection. Lessons too many corporatist, inside the Beltway Democrats have forgotten, let alone the modern GOP which just loves them the rich multinationals.
    What kind of Republican talks about raising up workers like it's a good thing?
    Thanks for the post. It needs to be repeated often, the reason for our hurdling headlong toward third world status are not things beyond our control. It is the result of deliberate policy actions and decisions made by human beings and therefore can be corrected.

    Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

    by kenwards on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 12:51:46 PM PST

    •  Another Teddy quote (10+ / 0-)
      "We grudge no man a fortune which represents his own power and sagacity…we grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used," he said, but "it is not even enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community."
       - T. Roosevelt
       It was this quote that Glen Beck read to his audience that they booed for being "socialist".

      None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann von Goethe

      by gjohnsit on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 01:06:58 PM PST

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