Lincoln: Unnerved, trembles for the safety of his country ~ the power of Corporations

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“DAPL is now flooding the camp with huge lights and flying drones, helicopters, planes, and even fighter jets over us.” Olowaan Plain 2016, Standing Rock Protests (+ credit photo)

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

—U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)
Ref: The Lincoln Encyclopedia: The Spoken and Written Words of A. Lincoln
Arranged for Ready Reference, Archer H. Shaw (NY, NY: Macmillan, 1950)

(via Rick Crawford, Ratical.org )

 

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Ginny Battson, Wales. Writer, Getty Image contributor ~ ecology, enviroethics, intrinsic value of biodiversity, geodiversity, ecoliteracy. Currently studying MA Applied Philosophy.
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2 Responses to Lincoln: Unnerved, trembles for the safety of his country ~ the power of Corporations

  1. gcrcrisis says:

    Yes.
    I think we can now see that the Res Publica (the common good) is destroyed in the USA.

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