A Progressive's Reasons Why Uncle Sam Cannot Protect His People from the Extortion of the Trusts and Combines and the Remedy

A Progressive's Reasons Why Uncle Sam Cannot Protect His People from the Extortion of the Trusts and Combines and the Remedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...the American Bar association, which forms a perfect labor union or law trust. Now I ask you to look and see what this state bar association really is. It includes every attorney-at-law in the state by direct membership or affiliation, and forms a perfect labor union or law trust which is apparently bound together by the closest ties of fraternal brotherhood for mutual benefit and protection, and publicly speak of each other as brother so and so; they seek to make their living and fortunes by monopolizing and making commerce of the making of the laws and their administration, and apparently know no other honor than that honor known to thieves, be true to each other and do everybody else; they divide themselves among all the political parties and are the political bosses that control them and their committees and write up their platforms and secure most of the offices, or control all of them as attorneys and counsel; they control all the legislative bodies and constitute four-fifths of the members of Congress. And the judges of our corrupt courts that Governor Wilson says show favor for favor are all taken from this combination or law trust. The members of this law trust seek to protect from justice and encourage every scheme of graft, fraud and crime known to man. Governor Wilson says, "They are the expert advisers of the business man," who form the industrial combines, trusts and gentlemen's agreements for the power and profit it yields them, and the power it gives them to control their votes for themselves or their friends. They also encourage the laborers to form unions, to strike, to riot and do violence and become criminals--gamecocks in the hands of the members of the law trust to fight their industrial trusts with for...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838270
  • 9781236838278