Editor says, what if the Business Plot succeeded as originally planned? Original quotations are unchanged but used out of context. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Business Plot thread.
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Editor says, Source material from An American coup d'etat?, Today in History 2009.
Alleged ringleader Gerald MacGuire stated that he wanted to "protect" Roosevelt from other plotters, and install a "secretary of general welfare" to "take all the worries and details off of his shoulders ..."
Butler actually refused to participate in the plot, saying - "Yes; and then you will put somebody in there you can run; is that the idea? The President will go around and christen babies and dedicate bridges and kiss children Mr. Roosevelt will never agree to that himself". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.