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  • The west is great!! There's lots of land for you and your family. If you go west you will be given more than 100 acres of land just for you and your family! Can it get better than that? Yes, it can! There's gold in the west, lots and lots of gold! If you go west you'll get rich quick!! 
  • Well, at least that's what they told me.
  • The truth is........
  • And we don't get paid enough for what we farm...
  • The summers are boiling...
  • The winters are freezing...
  • So really the West isn't all that great. What's even worse is that railroad rates are too high for farmers and its bad enough we don't get paid enough for what we produce.
  • That's why us farmers created the Populist party to try and fix this crisis. 
  • We hoped for a free silver policy which would increase the chances of inflation. Then us farmers would actually get the income we deserved for our hard work.
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  • Isn't it fair that crops should sell for their actual value? And that railroad rates shouldn't be so high?
  • The lesson of the story is that you shouldn't always listen to what people tell because you never know if they're telling the truth.
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