Quotation by Dudley Nichols

We pay taxes to the government and what do we get—not even protection from the army. I don't know what the government has come to. Instead of protecting businessmen, it pokes its nose into business. Hm. Well they're even talking now about having bank examiners. As if we bankers don't know how to run our own banks. Why I actually have a letter from a popinjay official saying they're going to inspect my books. I have a slogan that should be placed on every newspaper in the country. America for Americans. The government must not interfere with business. Reduce taxes. Our national debt is something shocking—over $1 billion a year. What this country needs is a businessman for president.
Dudley Nichols (1895–1960), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Henry Gatewood (Berton Churchill), Stagecoach, the banker's tirade when a soldier rides off leaving the stagecoach unprotected (1939).

Based on the story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox Thomas.
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