Long also garnered attention with his story-telling, his joking and his quick wit. Huey Long's speech had many goals he had hoped the program would accomplish. And now I come to the remainder of the plan. There is a particularly prominent mention of Long in ' play and other film versions. We're not going to destroy the Gulf Refining Company; we're not going to destroy the Standard Oil Company, but we're going to say that the limit of any one man's stock ownership in the Standard Oil Company is from 3-to-5 million dollars for that individual and the balance to the people of America who own the balance of what the Standard Oil Company is worth! So now, ladies and gentlemen, we come to that plan of mine for which I have been so roundly denounced and condemned by such men as Mr. Those are the things we propose to do. In 1915, Long began a private practice in Winnfield.
There are also two bridges named in honor of both Long and his successor and supporter, O. Every Man a King: The Autobiography of Huey P. And I thought for a day or two after he took the oath as President, that maybe he was going through with his promises. The Johnson speech was followed by more fuss and fury on behalf of the administration by spellbinders in and out of Congress. The Official Huey Long Website. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
According to him, only one-fourth of the average income would carry out my plan. In September 1935 he was visiting the state capitol that he had built in Baton Rouge. Freedom From Fear The American People In Depression and War, 1929—1945. Long, of Louisiana, February 23, 1934 Is that a right of life when the young children of this country are being reared into a sphere which is more owned by 12 men than it is by 120,000,000 people? If necessary, that would include the living cost of that child while he attended college, if one should be too distant for him to live at home and conveniently attend, as would be the case with many of those living in the rural areas. In the same ceremony, his son Russell, then still living, was also among the 13 original inductees. To earn money while in the Norman area, he worked for the Dawson Produce Company, selling produce while studying law part-time. However, while conservative politicians often labelled Long a communist, bona fide sought to distance themselves from his project because they felt that the Share Our Wealth project both preserved the capitalist enterprise and also was diverting interest away from their own party.
New Iberia: Cajun Publications, 1999. Now, that I have but a minute left, I want to say that I suppose my family is listening in on the radio in New Orleans, and I will say to my wife and three children that I am entirely well and hope to be home before many more days, and I hope they have listened to my speech tonight, and I wish them and all of their neighbors and friends everything good that may be had. He saw in the gleam of the moonlight that a possum in the top of a tree was going from limb to limb. I propose that the surplus of all the big fortunes, above the few millions to any one person at the most, shall go into the United States ownership. It will serve no purpose to our distressed people for me to call my opponents more bitter names than they call me. It is not possible for that kind of debt to be paid.
Tear gas and live ammunition were fired; one person was wounded but there were no fatalities. His administration funded the piping of to New Orleans and other cities. I do not care whether a man got sick on the battlefield or did not; every man that wore the uniform of this country is entitled to be taken care of, and there is money enough to do it; and we need to spread the wealth of the country, which you did not do in what you call the N. But for the sake of the argument, let us say, however, that there would be a surplus. Hopkins announced twenty-two millions on the dole, a new high-water mark in that particular sum, a few weeks ago. In that campaign, he became one of the first politicians to use radio addresses and sound trucks. Even were I able, I have not the time to present my side of the argument and match them in billingsgate or profanity.
Long: Southern Demagogue or American Democrat?. Long defeated incumbent Senator , an native from in , by 149,640 57. After addressing a crowd of 15,000 in Pittsburgh, a local official estimated that Long could easily win 250,000 votes in his district if he ran for President. Louisiana History: the Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association. Archived from on July 16, 2016.
Johnson was apparently selected to make the lead-off speech in this White House charge begun last Monday night. Archived from on October 17, 2013. The Long platform of social programs and populist rhetoric created the state's main political division. That is a small matter. I do not think you will contend that, and I do not think for a moment that they will contend it. They found that 1 percent of the people owned about 59 percent of the wealth, which was almost twice as bad as what was said to be an intolerable condition in 1916, when 2 percent of the people owned 60 percent of the wealth.
They have it rotted; they plow it up; they pour it into the rivers; they bring destruction through the acts of mankind to let humanity suffer; to let humanity go naked; to let humanity go homeless, so that nothing may occur that will do harm to their vanity and to their greed. Taxation to run the Government to be supported, first, by reducing big fortunes from the top. I read you article 5 from that contract: 5: That at ye end of ye 7. The whole idea of that kind of thing first came from Hoover's administration. Ultimately, Windrip is a venal and cynical showman who plays to the conformist resentments Lewis diagnosed in Main Street and.
Number 6: We propose that the obligations which this country owes to the veterans of its wars, including the soldiers' bonus and to care for those who have been either incapacitated or disabled, would be discharged without stint or unreasonable limit. Concentrated chain-merchandise and banking systems have laid waste to all middle opportunity. Though he had no constitutional authority to do so, Long continued to draft and press bills through the , which remained in the hands of his allies. Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression. Now, how are you going to feed the balance of the people? They speculate the degree to which his extremism reflected an overreaction to his enemies, or sprang inevitably from class conflict in the state. Long biographers and William Ivy Hair speculated that Long planned to challenge Roosevelt for the Democratic nomination in 1936, knowing he would lose the nomination but gain valuable publicity in the process.
Long first came to national notice when he became governor of Louisiana in 1928; he ruled the state as a virtual dictator but his corruption and dictatorship had a progressive side to it, including massive public works programs, improved public education and public health, and even some restrictions on corporate power in the state. You need it; your people need it. We ought to take care of every single one of the sick and disabled veterans. You would have to have 45 times the entire money supply of the United States today to pay the debts of the people of America and then they would just have to start out from scratch, without a dime to go on with. Winner of the American Historical Association's 2008 James Harvey Robinson Prize for an Outstanding Teaching Aid. The whole thing of Mr. Carl Weiss who bore a personal grudge against the Kingfish.