"We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as a charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much of our own money as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week's pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks."
Friday, May 05, 2017
Crockett on Charitable Donations
Crockett on the Power to Make Charitable Donations -- from an 1884 biography by Edward Sylvester Ellis, The Life of Colonel David Crockett