Saturday, April 19, 2014
A Devastating Indictment on the Policies of Hamilton, Clay, and Lincoln (The Holy Trinity of Crony Capitalism),
"Henry Clay was the champion of that political system which doles favors to the strong in order to win and to keep their adherence to the government. His system offers shelter to devious schemes and corrupt enterprises.......He was the beloved son (figuratively speaking) of Alexander Hamilton with his corrupt funding schemes, his superstitions concerning the advantage of a public debt, and a people taxed to make profits for enterprises that cannot stand alone. His example and his doctrines led to the creation of a party that had no platform to announce, because its principles were plunder and nothing else." Edgar Lee Masters, "Lincoln the Man", 1931.