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Why don't those damn oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property-maybe a flag with a gas pump on it.


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There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.

There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.



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We must take the profit out of war.

We must take the profit out of war.



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I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.



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Only those who would be called upon to risk their lives for their country should have the privilege of voting to determine whether the nation should go to war.



I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a hlgh class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.

I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a hlgh class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.



War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.



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War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.





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