(And Somehow, Mysteriously Unknown Almost Everywhere)
"A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks."
--John C. Calhoun
"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, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavour to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
"You don't think we'd let that fool in the White House, do you? You know you can get half the people in this country to shoot the other half, and we've got the money to hire them."
--Mark Hanna, speaking of his boy McKinley's opponent, William Jennings Bryan
"I should probably have gone to the penitentiary than to the White House."