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Jeannette Rankin: Bribes Offered

Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jeannette Rankin Money Quote saying as first U.S. Congress woman that no bribe is obvious or traceable – so to prove none were paid, she took the opposite actions. Jeannette Rankin said:
 
Bribes are not offered in such a way that you can prove them, and in order to prove that I didn’t accept a bribe, I had to run Quote
 

“Bribes are not offered in such a way that you can prove them, and in order to prove that I didn’t accept a bribe, I had to run” — Jeannette Rankin

 
Born June 11, 1880 – Died May 18, 1973
Elected to Congress from Wyoming in 1916 and helped pass the 19th Amendment, to give women the right to vote
 
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Frederick Douglass: Judge Gets 10 Dollars

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Frederick Douglass Money Quote saying Fugitive Slave Law in mid 19th Century made it profitable for judges to decide against slaves and for owners. Frederick Douglass said:

The Fugitive Slave Law makes mercy to them a crime; and bribes the judge who tries them. An American judge gets ten dollars for every victim he consigns to slavery, and five, when he fails to do so
— Frederick Douglass

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