Two ideas of government

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.
- William Jennings Bryan
as quoted on Child of Illusion

2 comments:

Turnip Ghost said...

This was, unfortunately, the same clown who tried to put Clarence Darrow behind bars for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. Some "progressive"!

Kalle af said...

When I publish a quotation, I do it because I like the quotation. I don't mean it to imply that I endorse everything the person has done in his life.