From Bill Bonner Letter (United States)-
Many speeches are given. Few are remembered.
Among the few whom people recall are Pericles’ Funeral Oration, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood,” Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” and William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold.”
The “Crime of ’73,” which inspired Bryan’s famous speech, was to the late 1896 presidential campaign what “Crooked Hillary” is to today’s election. It was a slogan, intended to demonize the enemy and rally friends without particularly informing either. It referred to the Coinage Act of 1873, which had eliminated the silver dollar.
The Democrats were then Trump’s party – the party of the common man, the toiling masses, the malcontents, hayseeds, losers, outsiders, college dropouts, and those who thought the system was rigged against them. They were not wrong about the way the system worked against them…