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ne last...
the people must own the railroads, and should the gove
managing all railroads, we should favor an amendment to the Constitution by which all persons
engaged in the government service shall be placed under a civil-service regulation of the most rigid
character, so as to prevent the increase of the power of the national administration by the use of such
additional government employees.
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FINANCE. We demand a national currency, safe, sound, and flexible, issued by the general
government only, a full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and that without the use of
banking corporations, a just, equitable, and efficient means of distribution direct to the people...
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We demand a graduated income tax.
We believe that the money of the country should be kept as much as possible in the hands of
the people, and hence we demand that all State and national revenues shall be limited to the
necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered.
We demand that postal savings banks be established by the government for the safe deposit of
the earnings of the people and to facilitate exchange.
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TRANSPORTATION—Transportation being a means of exchange and a public necessity, the
government should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people. The telegraph,
telephone, like the post-office system, being a necessity for the transmission of news, should be
owned and operated by the government in the interest of the people, not in the interests of capitalists.
LAND-The land, including all the natural sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should
not be monopolized for speculative purposes, and alien (immigrant] ownership of land should be
prohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all
lands now owned by aliens (immigrants) should be reclaimed by the government and held for actual
settlers only.
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ne last... the people must own the railroads, and should the gove managing all railroads, we should favor an amendment to the Constitution by which all persons engaged in the government service shall be placed under a civil-service regulation of the most rigid character, so as to prevent the increase of the power of the national administration by the use of such additional government employees. s [Ori... ne the... FINANCE. We demand a national currency, safe, sound, and flexible, issued by the general government only, a full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and that without the use of banking corporations, a just, equitable, and efficient means of distribution direct to the people... . We demand a graduated income tax. We believe that the money of the country should be kept as much as possible in the hands of the people, and hence we demand that all State and national revenues shall be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, economically and honestly administered. We demand that postal savings banks be established by the government for the safe deposit of the earnings of the people and to facilitate exchange. . TRANSPORTATION—Transportation being a means of exchange and a public necessity, the government should own and operate the railroads in the interest of the people. The telegraph, telephone, like the post-office system, being a necessity for the transmission of news, should be owned and operated by the government in the interest of the people, not in the interests of capitalists. LAND-The land, including all the natural sources of wealth, is the heritage of the people, and should not be monopolized for speculative purposes, and alien (immigrant] ownership of land should be prohibited. All land now held by railroads and other corporations in excess of their actual needs, and all lands now owned by aliens (immigrants) should be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. Close Vocabulary