Lesson unlearned. Lesson forgotten.
"There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. . . . It is necessary that laws should be passed to prohibit the use of corporate funds directly or indirectly for political purposes; it is still more necessary that such laws should be thoroughly enforced.
"Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs."
- Theodore Roosevelt (who died January 6,1919), in speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, 31 August 1910