When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first thing to be bought and sold are legislators.
If a few contribute the majority of large campaign donations that many can’t afford,
who works for whom, and what do the few usually expect in return
that most probably won’t receive?
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living in society,
they create for themselves, in the course of time,
a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.
The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe
if the people tolerate the growth of private power
to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself
That, in essence, is fascism
ownership of government by an individual
by a group or by any other controlling power
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul,
can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw
The Elm Street Group consist of a dozen or so investors including Randall Kaplan, Milton Kern, George House, and Brad Semon.
Tobee Kaplan gave to Nancy Hoffman on 9/29/2013
Milton Kern, Hoffmann, 9/25/2013
Tobee $1,000 for Perkins on 10/18/2013
Randall for Robbie on 9/27/2013
Randall for Zack on 10/1/2013
Kathy Manning, Randall's wife, for Hoffmann
Kathy Manning, Randall Kaplan's wife, lobbying for a GPAC and their new hotel
Performing Arts Center: "[Notable]...Task Force Members"