“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes
tremble for the safety of my country.
As a result of the war, 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.
I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of
my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.” –
Abraham Lincoln – In a letter written to William Elkin