There Are Two Ideas of Government


William Jennings Bryant

“There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it.

Nebraska Congressman William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Perfect statement. Amazing that it was said almost 118 years ago.

3 thoughts on “There Are Two Ideas of Government

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