Quick. Who said this?
"Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration."
No. It's not Marx or Lenin.
No. It's not Tommy Douglas.
No. It's not Hargrove or Lewenza or Getlefinger.
No. It's not Layton or Hampton (or even Obama).
It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN. The Founder of the Republican Party & the "Greatest President."
Lincoln also said this in 1864:
"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 and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
Therefore; please judge our "leaders" and their "budgets/stimuli" accordingly!
Dr. Paul D. Boin ([email protected]) is an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Windsor, founder of the Media Justice Project and a member of the Campaign for Democratic Media
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