Huey Long: “Share Our Wealth” Address

(1935)

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We are in our third year of the Roosevelt depression, with the conditions growing worse.…

We must now become awakened! We must know the truth and speak the truth. There is no use to wait three more years. It is not Roosevelt or ruin; it is Roosevelt’s ruin.…

We ran Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency of the United States because he promised to us by word of mouth and in writing:

*That the size of the big man’s fortune would be reduced so as to give the masses at the bottom enough to wipe out all poverty; and

*That the hours of labor would be so reduced that all would share in the...

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