The civil service of the Government has become a mere instrument of partisan tyranny and personal ambition, and an object of selfish greed. It is a scandal and reproach upon free institutions, and breeds a demoralization dangerous to the perpetuity of...
Proceedings of the Liberal Republican Convention, in Cincinnati, May 1st, 2d ... - Page 20
by Liberal Republican Party. National Convention, Horace Greeley - 1872 - 40 pages
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