Theodore Roosevelt: State of the Union Written Message - December 3, 1907

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Theodore Roosevelt
To the Senate and House of Representatives:

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Theodore Roosevelt
No nation has greater resources than ours, and I think it can be truthfully said that the citizens of no nation possess greater energy and industrial ability. In no nation are the fundamental business conditions sounder than in ours at this very moment; and it is foolish, when such is the case, for people to hoard money instead of keeping it in sound banks;

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Theodore Roosevelt
For it is such hoarding that is the immediate occasion of money stringency.

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Theodore Roosevelt
Moreover, as a rule, the business of our people is conducted with honesty and probity, and this applies alike to farms and factories, to railroads and banks, to all our legitimate commercial enterprises. In any large body of men, however, there are certain to be some who are dishonest, and if the conditions are such that these men prosper or commit their misdeeds with impunity, their example is a very evil thing for the community.

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  • Business & Industrial
Theodore Roosevelt
Where these men are business men of great sagacity and of temperament both unscrupulous and reckless, and where the conditions are such that they act without supervision or control and at first without effective check from public opinion, they delude many innocent people into making investments or embarking in kinds of business that are really unsound.

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Theodore Roosevelt
When the misdeeds of these successfully dishonest men are discovered, suffering comes not only upon them, but upon the innocent men whom they have misled. It is a painful awakening, whenever it occurs; and, naturally, when it does occur those who suffer are apt to forget that the longer it was deferred the more painful it would be.

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  • News
Theodore Roosevelt
In the effort to punish the guilty it is both wise and proper to endeavor so far as possible to minimize the distress of those who have been misled by the guilty. Yet it is not possible to refrain because of such distress from striving to put an end to the misdeeds that are the ultimate causes of the suffering, and, as a means to this end, where possible to punish those responsible for them.

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    1.4

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Theodore Roosevelt
There may be honest differences of opinion as to many governmental policies; but surely there can be no such differences as to the need of unflinching perseverance in the war against successful dishonesty. In my Message to the Congress on December 5, 1905, I said: "If the folly of man mars the general well-being, then those who are innocent of the folly will have to pay part of the penalty incurred by those who are guilty of the folly.

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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
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  • December 5, 1905
    [Date]
  • mars
    [Location]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
A panic brought on by the speculative folly of part of the business community would hurt the whole business community; but such stoppage of welfare, though it might be severe, would not be lasting. In the long run, the one vital factor in the permanent prosperity of the country is the high individual character of the average American worker, the average American citizen, no matter whether his work be mental or manual, whether he be farmer or wage-worker, business man or professional man. "In our industrial and social system the interests of all men are so closely intertwined that in the immense majority of cases a straight-dealing man, who by his efficiency, by his ingenuity and industry, benefits himself, must also benefit others.

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Theodore Roosevelt
Normally, the man of great productive capacity who becomes rich by guiding the labor of many other men does so by enabling them to produce more than they could produce without his guidance; and both he and they share in the benefit, which comes also to the public at large. The superficial fact that the sharing may be unequal must never blind us to the underlying fact that there is this sharing, and that the benefit comes in some degree to each man concerned.. Normally, the wageworker, the man of small means, and the average consumer, as well as the average producer, are all alike helped by making conditions such that the man of exceptional business ability receives an exceptional reward for his ability Something can be done by legislation to help the general prosperity;

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Theodore Roosevelt
But no such help of a permanently beneficial character can be given to the less able and less fortunate save as the results of a policy which shall inure to the advantage of all industrious and efficient people who act decently; and this is only another way of saying that any benefit which comes to the less able and less fortunate must of necessity come even more to the more able and more fortunate.

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Theodore Roosevelt
If, therefore, the less fortunate man is moved by envy of his more fortunate brother to strike at the conditions under which they have both, though unequally, prospered, the result will assuredly be that while damage may come to the one struck at, it will visit with an even heavier load the one who strikes the blow.

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Theodore Roosevelt
Taken as a whole, we must all go up or go down together. "Yet, while not merely admitting, but insisting upon this, it is also true that where there is no governmental restraint or supervision some of the exceptional men use their energies, not in ways that are for the common good, but in ways which tell against this common good.

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    0.08
Theodore Roosevelt
The fortunes amassed through corporate organization are now so large, and vest such power in those that wield them, as to make it a matter of necessity to give to the sovereign -- that is, to the Government, which represents the people as a whole -- some effective power of supervision over their corporate use.

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Theodore Roosevelt
In order to insure a healthy social and industrial life, every big corporation should be held responsible by, and be accountable to, some sovereign strong enough to control its conduct. I am in no sense hostile to corporations. This is an age of combination, and any effort to prevent all combination will be not only useless, but in the end vicious, because of the contempt for law which the failure to enforce law inevitably produces.

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    5.9
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    -0.06

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  • Finance/Insurance
  • Law & Government/Legal
Theodore Roosevelt
We should, moreover, recognize in cordial and ample fashion the immense good effected by corporate agencies in a country such as ours, and the wealth of intellect, energy, and fidelity devoted to their service, and therefore normally to the service of the public, by their officers and directors. The corporation has come to stay, just as the trade union has come to stay.

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  • Dale Chall
    5.8
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    5.0

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    0.09
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    0.02
Theodore Roosevelt
Each can do and has done great good. Each should be favored so long as it does good. But each should be sharply checked where it acts against law and justice. "The makers of our National Constitution provided especially that the regulation of interstate commerce should come within the sphere of the General Government.

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    8.4
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    11.3
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  • Dale Chall
    5.0
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    3.8

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  • Dale Chall
    5.0
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    0.90
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    13.00
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    Entities

  • National Constitution
    [Law]
  • the General Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
The arguments in favor of their taking this stand were even then overwhelming. But they are far stronger to-day, in view of the enormous development of great business agencies, usually corporate in form. Experience has shown conclusively that it is useless to try to get any adequate regulation and supervision of these great corporations by State action.

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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    4.9

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  • Dale Chall
    5.9
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    293
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    3
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    103
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    58
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    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
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    0.06
Theodore Roosevelt
Such regulation and supervision can only be effectively exercised by a sovereign whose jurisdiction is coextensive with the field of work of the corporations -- that is, by the National Government. I believe that this regulation and supervision can be obtained by the enactment of law by the Congress. Our steady aim should be by legislation, cautiously and carefully undertaken, but resolutely persevered in, to assert the sovereignty of the National Government by affirmative action. "This is only in form an innovation.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.4
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    5.0

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    1.87

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  • VADER
    0.68
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    5.00
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    0.09
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    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal
  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
In substance it is merely a restoration; for from the earliest time such regulation of industrial activities has been recognized in the action of the lawmaking bodies; and all that I propose is to meet the changed conditions in such manner as will prevent the Commonwealth abdicating the power it has always possessed, not only in this country, but also in England before and since this country became a separate nation. "It has been a misfortune that the National laws on this subject have hitherto been of a negative or prohibitive rather than an affirmative kind, and still more that they have in part sought to prohibit what could not be effectively prohibited, and have in part in their prohibitions confounded what should be allowed and what should not be allowed.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.5
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    5.0

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    2
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  • VADER
    -0.54
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    -2.00
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    -0.02

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  • England
    [Country, City, State]
  • National
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Commonwealth
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
It is generally useless to try to prohibit all restraint on competition, whether this restraint be reasonable or unreasonable; and where it is not useless it is generally hurtful. The successful prosecution of one device to evade the law immediately develops another device to accomplish the same purpose.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    8.1
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    5.0

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    48
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    1.9

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  • VADER
    -0.12
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    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

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  • one
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Theodore Roosevelt
What is needed is not sweeping prohibition of every arrangement, good or bad, which may tend to restrict competition, but such adequate supervision and regulation as will prevent any restriction of competition from being to the detriment of the public, as well as such supervision and regulation as will prevent other abuses in no way connected with restriction of competition." I have called your attention in these quotations to what I have already said because I am satisfied that it is the duty of the National Government to embody in action the principles thus expressed.

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    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    7.5
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    5.0

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    479
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    2
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    96
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    166
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    96
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    1.71

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  • VADER
    -0.73
  • AFINN
    -9.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05
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    -0.03

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  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
No small part of the trouble that we have comes from carrying to an extreme the national virtue of self-reliance, of independence in initiative and action. It is wise to conserve this virtue and to provide for its fullest exercise, compatible with seeing that liberty does not become a liberty to wrong others.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.47
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Theodore Roosevelt
Unfortunately, this is the kind of liberty that the lack of all effective regulation inevitably breeds. founders of the Constitution provided that the National Government should have complete and sole control of interstate commerce. There was then practically no interstate business save such as was conducted by water, and this the National Government at once proceeded to regulate in thoroughgoing and effective fashion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    355
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Conditions have now so wholly changed that the interstate commerce by water is insignificant compared with the amount that goes by land, and almost all big business concerns are now engaged in interstate commerce. As a result, it can be but partially and imperfectly controlled or regulated by the action of any one of the several States;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.04
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
Theodore Roosevelt
Such action inevitably tending to be either too drastic or else too lax, and in either case ineffective for purposes of justice.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    105
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    22
  • Syllables
    40
  • Words Per Sentence
    22
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.44
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.12
Theodore Roosevelt
Only the National Government can in thoroughgoing fashion exercise the needed control. This does not mean that there should be any extension of Federal authority, for such authority already exists under the Constitution in amplest and most far-reaching form; but it does mean that there should be an extension of Federal activity.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    274
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Constitution
    [Law]
  • Federal authority
    [Organization]
  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
This is not advocating centralization. It is merely looking facts in the face, and realizing that centralization in business has already come and can not be avoided or undone, and that the public at large can only protect itself from certain evil effects of this business centralization by providing better methods for the exercise of control through the authority already centralized in the National Government by the Constitution itself.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.83

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.55
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • the National Government by the Constitution
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
There must be no ball in the healthy constructive course of action which this Nation has elected to pursue, and has steadily pursued, during the last six years, as shown both in the legislation of the Congress and the administration of the law by the Department of Justice. The most vital need is in connection with the railroads.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    268
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.75
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • the last six years
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Department of Justice
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
As to these, in my judgment there should now be either a national incorporation act or a law licensing railway companies to engage in interstate commerce upon certain conditions. The law should be so framed as to give to the Interstate Commerce Commission power to pass upon the future issue of securities, while ample means should be provided to enable the Commission, whenever in its judgment it is necessary, to make a physical valuation of any railroad.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    375
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • Commission
    [Organization]
  • the Interstate Commerce Commission
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
As I stated in my Message to the Congress a year ago, railroads should be given power to enter into agreements, subject to these argreements being made public in minute detail and to the consent of the Interstate Commerce Commission being first obtained. Until the National Government assumes proper control of interstate commerce, in the exercise of the authority it already possesses, it will be impossible either to give to or to get from the railroads full justice.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    386
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • a year ago
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Interstate Commerce Commission
    [Organization]
  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
The railroads and all other great corporations will do well to recognize that this control must come; the only question is as to what governmental body can most wisely exercise it. The courts will determine the limits within which the Federal authority can exercise it, and there will still remain ample work within each State for the railway commission of that State;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Rail Transport

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
And the National Interstate Commerce Commission will work in harmony with the several State commissions, each within its own province, to achieve the desired end.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    135
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    25
  • Syllables
    47
  • Words Per Sentence
    25
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.59
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
  • the National Interstate Commerce Commission
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Moreover, in my judgment there should be additional legislation looking to the proper control of the great business concerns engaged in interstate business, this control to be exercised for their own benefit and prosperity no less than for the protection of investors and of the general public. As I have repeatedly said in Messages to the Congress and elsewhere, experience has definitely shown not merely the unwisdom but the futility of endeavoring to put a stop to all business combinations.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    411
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.43
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Messages
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Modern industrial conditions are such that combination is not only necessary but inevitable. It is so in the world of business just as it is so in the world of labor, and it is as idle to desire to put an end to all corporations, to all big combinations of capital, as to desire to put an end to combinations of labor.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.2
  • Coleman Liau
    8.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.80
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial
Theodore Roosevelt
Corporation and labor union alike have come to stay. Each if properly managed is a source of good and not evil. Whenever in either there is evil, it should be promptly held to account; but it should receive hearty encouragement so long as it is properly managed. It is profoundly immoral to put or keep on the statute books a law, nominally in the interest of public morality that really puts a premium upon public immorality, by undertaking to forbid honest men from doing what must be done under modern business conditions, so that the law itself provides that its own infraction must be the condition precedent upon business success.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    518
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    110
  • Syllables
    186
  • Words Per Sentence
    110
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy/Work & Labor Issues
Theodore Roosevelt
To aim at the accomplishment of too much usually means the accomplishment of too little, and often the doing of positive damage. In my Message to the Congress a year ago, in speaking of the antitrust laws, I said: "The actual working of our laws has shown that the effort to prohibit all combination, good or bad, is noxious where it is not ineffective.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.04
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • a year ago
    [Date]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Combination of capital, like combination of labor, is a necessary element in our present industrial system. It is not possible completely to prevent it; and if it were possible, such complete prevention would do damage to the body politic. What we need is not vainly to try to prevent all combination, but to secure such rigorous and adequate control and supervision of the combinations as to prevent their injuring the public, or existing in such forms as inevitably to threaten injury.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    398
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.49
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.09
Theodore Roosevelt
It is unfortunate that our present laws should forbid all combinations instead of sharply discriminating between those combinations which do evil. Often railroads would like to combine for the purpose of preventing a big shipper from maintaining improper advantages at the expense of small shippers and of the general public.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    274
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    50
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    50
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.78

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.70
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Topics

  • People & Society
Theodore Roosevelt
Such a combination, instead of being forbidden by law, should be favored. It is a public evil to have on the statute books a law incapable of full enforcement, because both judges and juries realize that its full enforcement would destroy the business of the country; for the result is to make decent men violators of the law against their will, and to put a premium on the behavior of the willful wrongdoers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -8.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05
Theodore Roosevelt
Such a result in turn tends to throw the decent man and the willful wrongdoer into close association, and in the end to drag clown the former to the latter's level; for the man who becomes a lawbreaker in one way unhappily tends to lose all respect for law and to be willing to break. it in many ways. No more scathing condemnation could be visited upon a law than is contained in the words of the Interstate Commerce Commission when, in commenting upon the fact that the numerous joint traffic associations do technically violate the law, they say: 'The decision of the United States Supreme Court in the Trans-Missouri case and the Joint Traffic Association case has produced no practical effect upon the railway operations of the country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    602
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    130
  • Syllables
    205
  • Words Per Sentence
    130
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.83
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • Missouri
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Interstate Commerce Commission
    [Organization]
  • the Joint Traffic Association
    [Organization]
  • the United States Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Such associations, in fact, exist now as they did before these decisions, and with the same general effect. In justice to all parties, we ought probably to add that it is difficult to see how our interstate railways could be operated with due regard to the interest of the shipper and the railway without concerted action of the kind afforded through these asociations.' "This means that the law as construed by the Supreme Court is such that the business of the country can not be conducted without breaking it." As I have elsewhere said: 'All this is substantially what I have said over and over again.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    494
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    109
  • Syllables
    166
  • Words Per Sentence
    109
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Surely it ought not to be necessary to say that it in no shape or way represents any hostility to corporations as such. On the contrary, it means a frank recognition of the fact that combinations of capital, like combinations of labor, are a natural result of modern conditions and of our National development.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.30
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Theodore Roosevelt
As far as in my ability lies my endeavor is and will be to prevent abuse of power by either and to favor both so long as they do well. The aim of the National Government is quite as much to favor and protect honest corporations, honest business men of wealth, as to bring to justice those individuals and corporations representing dishonest methods.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07

    Entities

  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
Most certainly there will be no relaxation by the Government authorities in the effort to get at any great railroad wrecker -- any man who by clever swindling devices robs investors, oppresses wage-workers, and does injustice to the general public. But any such move as this is in the interest of honest railway operators, of honest corporations, and of those who, when they invest their small savings in stocks and bonds, wish to be assured that these will represent money honestly expended for legitimate business purposes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    429
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    147
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
To confer upon the National Government the power for which I ask would be a check upon overcapitalization and upon the clever gamblers who benefit by overcapitalization. But it alone would mean an increase in the value, an increase in the safety of the stocks and bonds of law-abiding, honestly managed railroads, and would render it far easier to market their securities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the National Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
I believe in proper publicity. There has been complaint of some of the investigations recently carried on, but those who complain should put the blame where it belongs -- upon the misdeeds which are done in darkness and not upon the investigations which brought them to light. The Administration is responsible for turning on the light, but it is not responsible for what the light showed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    12.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • Administration
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
I ask for full power to be given the Federal Government, because no single State can by legislation effectually cope with these powerful corporations engaged in interstate commerce, and, while doing them full justice, exact from them in return full justice to others. The conditions of railroad activity, the conditions of our immense interstate commerce, are such as to make the Central Government alone competent to exercise full supervision and control. "The grave abuses in individual cases of railroad management in the past represent wrongs not merely to the general public, but, above all, wrongs to fair-dealing and honest corporations and men of wealth, because they excite a popular anger and distrust which from the very nature of the case tends to include in the sweep of its resentment good and bad alike.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    675
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    135
  • Syllables
    236
  • Words Per Sentence
    135
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • State
    [Organization]
  • the Central Government
    [Organization]
  • the Federal Government
    [Organization]
Theodore Roosevelt
From the standpoint of the public I can not too earnestly say that as soon as the natural and proper resentment aroused by these abuses becomes indiscriminate and unthinking, it also becomes not merely unwise and unfair, but calculated to defeat the very ends which those feeling it have in view. There has been plenty of dishonest work by corporations in the past.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    299
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Theodore Roosevelt
There will not be the slightest let-up in the effort to hunt down and punish every dishonest man. But the bulk of our business is honestly done. In the natural indignation the people feel over the dishonesty, it is essential that they should not lose their heads and get drawn into an indiscriminate raid upon all corporations, all people of wealth, whether they do well or ill.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.8
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.07