Huey Long – Fascism in America

huey p long anti fascist
Huey P Long anti fascist

Huey P. Long was self-nicknamed The Kingfish, and an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his death from assassination in 1935. Huey Long a Democrat, was an outspoken populist who denounced the wealthy and the banks and called for a Share Our Wealth program. As the political leader of the state, he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action. He established the long-term political prominence of the Long family.

“If Fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American Flag” – Huey Long

He was a devout anti Fascist #antifa

Huey Long is best known for his Share Our Wealth Program, created in 1934 under the motto “Every Man a King.” It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Huey Long advocated federal spending on public works, schools and colleges, and old age pensions. He was an ardent critic of the policies of the Federal Reserve System.

 

Huey Long was shot a month after announcing that he would run for president. On the day of the shooting, September 8, 1935, Long was at the State Capitol attempting to oust a long-time opponent, Judge Benjamin Henry Pavy. “House Bill Number One”, a re-redistricting plan, was Long’s top priority. If it passed, Judge Pavy would be removed from the bench. At 9 p.m., the session was still going strong. Judge Pavy’s son-in-law, Dr. Carl Weiss, had been at the State Capitol waiting to speak to Huey Long. He tried to see him three times to talk to him but was brushed off each time in the hallway by Long and his bodyguards. At 9:20 p.m., just moments after the house passed the bill, Weiss approached Long for the third time and, according to the generally accepted version of events, fired a handgun at Long from four feet away, shooting him in the abdomen.

 

Huey Long - If Fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American Flag
Huey Long – If Fascism ever comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American Flag

 


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