The Free Pass Bribery System: Showing how the Railroads, Through the Free Pass Bribery System, Procure the Government Away from the People
Independent Publishing Company, 1905 - 313 páginas
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Página 166 - I have not improperly influenced in any way the vote of any elector, and have not accepted, nor will I accept or receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing from any corporation, company or person, or any promise of office, for any official act or influence (for any vote I may give or withhold on any bill, resolution, or appropriation...
Página 48 - I was chosen to fill the said office, and have not accepted, nor will I accept or receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing from any corporation, company or person for any vote or influence I may give or withhold on any bill, resolution or appropriation or for any other official act.
Página 166 - Supreme or Circuit Court in the Hall of the House to which the member is elected, and the Secretary of State shall record and file the oath subscribed by each member. Any member who shall refuse to take the oath herein prescribed shall forfeit his office, and every member who shall be convicted of having sworn falsely to, or of violating his said oath, shall forfeit his office and be disqualified thereafter from holding any office of profit or trust in this State.
Página 287 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Página 42 - Each member of such board shall before entering upon the duties of his office be sworn to support the constitution of the United States, the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, and to faithfully discharge the duties of his office.
Página 166 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, and will faithfully discharge the duties of according to the best of my ability...
Página 168 - ... ago, and as an individual rule of action it was ignored by the Congressmen who passed it and by the President who approved it, and subsequent Congressmen and Presidents, with rare exceptions, have ignored its provisions. Traveling, they present the evidence of their misdemeanor before the eyes of the public in a way which indicates no regard for the law. The governors of the States, many of the judges — in short, all officialdom, from the highest to the lowest, the higher clergy, college professors,...
Página 168 - Why should we work for scant wages in order that rich men may ride in the trains free? " Probably 80 per cent of the entire population pay fares, while not more than, say, 5 per cent pay freight rates. The law which makes it a misdemeanor for any individual not an officer or employee of a railway company to use a pass was enacted by Congress and approved by the President fifteen years ago, and as an individual rule of action it was ignored by the Congressmen who passed it and by the President who...
Página 186 - A railroad pass, when presented by a public official or even by any public man, is now, in nine cases out of ten, a certificate of dishonor and a token of servility, and is so recognized by railroad officials. What equivalent railroad companies expect for the pass ' courtesy ' is well illustrated by the experience of an Iowa judge.