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Leonora O'Reilly

  • In the early days of our Republic the questions asked of each office seeker were, 'Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the constitution?' In our present diseased state, the one question asked of an office seeker is, 'Is he faithful to the party?'

    • Leonora O'Reilly,
    • speech (1901), in Judith Anderson, ed., Outspoken Women ()
  • ... just so soon as a party loses sight of the good of the whole and works for 'party' right or wrong, it becomes a menace to the community ...

    • Leonora O'Reilly,
    • speech (1901), in Judith Anderson, ed., Outspoken Women ()

Leonora O'Reilly, U.S. labor reformer, suffragist

(1870 - 1927)