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US History 2DB #1 Omaha PlatformThe Omaha platform was seen as "The second Declaration of Independence” Some of the major issueswas that the nation was on the verge of moral, political and material ruin. The people were beingintimidated and bribed to vote a certain way. "The newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, publicopinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the landconcentrating in the hand of capitalists." Basically, that the government wasn't for the common man butto keep power and money in the hands of the banks, railroads, and various middle men.George W.Norris suggested the wealth of the "super rich" had to begin slowing "to all the people, from whom itwas originally taken."The populists proposed to use the power of the government to unite the laborforces, bring ownership of the railroads to the people through the government, create more unitednational currency, make transportation and the transmission of news with the interest of the people in
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