Posted by: Boston Bravery | May 3, 2010

Preisdent Obama’s Weekly Address, “Return US Gov to the People”

Highlights:

  • “That’s one of the reasons I ran for President: because I believe so strongly that the voices of ordinary Americans were being drowned out by the clamor of a privileged few in Washington.”
  • “In fact, it’s exactly this kind of vast power that led a great Republican President – Teddy Roosevelt – to tackle this issue a century ago.  He warned of the dangers of limitless corporate spending in our political system.  He actually called it ‘one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs.’  And he proposed strict limits on corporate influence in elections.  ‘Every special interest is entitled to justice,’ he said.  ‘but not one is entitled to a vote in Congress, to a voice on the bench, or to representation in any public office.'”
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