St. Cloud, MN Speech, 1896-10-13

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Tuesday, October 13, 1896
City Park, St. Cloud, MN

Source: The Evening News, Wednesday, October 14, 1896

"The gold papers always say there were no men of prominence on the platform; they call attention to the absence of the bankers and railroad presidents and say how these interests are against the candidate.

My friends, they overlook the fact that a big man does not vote any further than a little man. A big man has only one vote and sometimes he is so connected with business interests that he can't control that. According to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, all men are equal. You can't judge a cause by asking whether a man is prominent or not. Truth is truth, and right is right, even if they don't have bankers and railroad presidents on their side."

About this Document

  • Source: The Evening News
  • Published: Lincoln, NE
  • Citation: 2
  • Date: October 13, 1896