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To: LD Jackson

“The constitution was written before
any police regulations,” replied the general.
“If they come in conflict with the
constitution, they are void. We stand
squarely upon the constitution. That is
our platform.”
“How do you intend to force your
rights?” _
“There is but one way—by an appeal to
the courts. We will go before the highest
court in the land if necessary. Meanwhile
we will- wait here in Washington if it takes
all summer. If the courts refuse us our
rights, there will be a revolution. I do not
advocate revolution, nor do I desire it, but
it will be irresistible, and it will be the
greatest revolution of history if the American
people are once thoroughly aroused.”
General coxey, Coxey`s Army,
May 3 1894

54 posted on 05/05/2013 6:13:43 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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That is a great quote, but I have never heard of this event. I had to go look it up and learned about it. Interesting. Whatever short term impact he got from the march wasn’t long lasting, because he didn’t have a real army, and he didn’t have enough popular support. He got attention for a while, apparently, but that was all.

63 posted on 05/06/2013 10:26:07 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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