• God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion, and then exacting from the contributors-to whom a little means so much-a double share to guard the treasure!

    "American Political Rhetoric: Essential Speeches and Writings on Founding Principles and Contemporary Controversies" by Peter Augustine Lawler, The Danger Threatening Representative Government (1897), August 16, 2010.