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[308] class of ‘abstractionists,’ bent upon abstracting the property of others. At the instance of the ‘corrupt squadron’ (the idiom borrowed from the lexicon of Jefferson) to despoil the force (the common weal) confided by the whole and for the whole; the trust fund of the commons, was, in their eyes, to lay unhallowed hands on the mark of the covenant. It was the fateful way to bring to the front what Mr. Dooley calls, ‘those brave men elected by the taxpayer of America to defend the hearths of the tax dodger of America.’

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