BPR Quote of the Day: T. Roosevelt: “Drive the Special Interests Out of Politics”

I think it fair to say Teddy Roosevelt would not be a fan of the Roberts Supreme Court, nor would he be a Republican today.

“…our government, National and State, must be freed from the sinister influence or control of special interests… the great special business interests too often control and corrupt the men and methods of government for their own profit. We must drive the special interests out of politics… For every special interest is entitled to justice, but not one is entitled to a vote in Congress, to a voice on the bench, or to representation in any public office. The Constitution guarantees protection to property, and we must make that promise good. But it does not give the right of suffrage to any corporation.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

“New Nationalism” speech, 1910

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