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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1908)
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Shall the people rule' is the overshadowing issue which manifests Itself In all fhi questions now mdtr
discussion." (from fne Democratic national rianorm, icopica n uenveiv
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From citizens of the Republic who favor these dem
Tariff revision by representatives of the consumers of the products and
not by the agents, of those who make exorbitant profits by manufacture
and sale of highly protected products.
Election of United States Senators by popular vote, thus breaking
up the senatorial oligarchy headed by Standard Oil which is strong enough
to successfully resist all measures offered in behalf of the public welfare.
Guarantee of all National Bank Deposits, thereby preventing all moiiey
panics by giving all people absolute confidence in all bans.
Destruction of private monopoly and the enforcement of law against
trusts by the people who are oppressed by the trusts and not by the
agents of the trusts.
Publicity of Campaign Contributions before election day so that the
people may know who is paying the expenses of candidates, and why paying.
Adoption of an income tax because it is just and under it wealth may
bear its 'proportionate share of the burdens of the Federal government.
The punishment of men who manipulate railroad stocks and owner
ship; the encouragement of railroad construction upon business-like basis;
and railroad operation with fair returns in wages and profits to workers
and owners on honest valuation and honest labor but not on watered
stocks and false bond issues created purely by exploitation.
Publicity Before Election.
"Resolved, That the Democratic National Committee,
in pursuance to the pledge given in the national platform re
cently adopted at Denver, announces that it will accept no
contributions whatever from corporations; that it will accept
no individual contributions above $10,000, and that it will
make publication before election of individual contributions
above $100, contributions received before October 15 being
published on or before that date, and contributions received
after that date being published upon the date which they are re
ceived, and that no contributions above $ 1 00 shall be accepted
within three days of the election.- Statement adopted by the
Democratic National Committee in session at Fairview, July 1 4.
Clip out this Coupon and send it, together with
your contribution, to Governor C. N. Haskell,
Treasurer Democratic, National Committee,
To Treasurer Democratic National Committee:
Enclosed please find doFars ($ ).
This is my contribution to the democratic national campaign
fund for 1908.
Money should be sent "y check, New York exchange, express
or money order.
(Froiu The Commoner)
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