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It is we the people who have the power


Don’t tell me the people lack power.

“We the people” is the powerful phrase opening the U.S. Constitution. We the people have been a powerful force throughout U.S. history — and Montana’s history.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles at its 1921 national convention voted to make old-age pensions a national priority. At least 10 Eagles from Montana aeries (chapters) attended that meeting. They helped organize a state campaign for old-age pensions. Lester H. Loble of Helena sponsored the bill in the Montana House of Representatives.

Montana passed the old-age pension law in 1923, the la...

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