An insiders view on how bankers, corporations, and lawyers took over the United States Government and became the “Rulers of America” during the Gilded Age. Written with true authority by a man who had a front row seat for it all, R. F. Pettigrew was the first senator from the state of South Dakota, and he made no friends during his time in the US Congress. These are his memoirs.
In this episode – Continued reading of Triumphant Plutocracy by Richard Franklin Pettigrew, including Chapter XIV: Senates and Senators. Pettigrew: “Senate Never Legislated In Interest of the American People.” Esteem for Marion butler and John P. Jones. The Rothschild’s Make an Appearance. How To Sink an Amendment to a Bill. Senator Wolcott of Colorado Enters the Senate Poor, Dies With a Fortune. The Senate Committee on Finance: Where Men Go to Make a Fortune. The Ratification of the Spanish Peace Treaty. Nelson Aldrich and Bribes, Again. How the U.S. Senate Manipulates History and Falsifies Official Records! Congressional Witch Hunts. Senator Edmunds of Vermont Called Out as a Great Bribe-Taker.