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The Borah Resolution for the investigation of campaign expenditures may serve the purpose of curbing somewhat any gentlemen seeking the Presidency who fail to profit by the lesson administered to Senator Newberry--that America is a democracy, not a plutocracy. The danger in a Presidential election that votes will actually be purchased is practically a negligible one; still it is only just that the actual truth about campaign funds should receive as "pitiless publicity" as charges and counter-charges, rumors and denials, have now for some time commanded.

A more frank attitude on the part of campaign managers regarding finances would do much to quell the incessant demagogue clamor of politicians and of the press. Such charges only serve to obscure the real issues of any campaign. The President of the United States should be chosen, not on the basis of his bank account, but on the basis of what he has done and will do for the country at large.

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