Huey P. Long: A Hero

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“Nothing unmasks a man like his use of power.” These words of Elbert Hubbard perfectly describe Huey Long. The issue of a demagogue or a hero is debatable because, while some believed that Huey Long was a demagogue, others believed that he was a hero. Forcing state employees to contribute money to his campaign funds and raising taxes in order to support his goals are the main reasons Long was eventually impeached. Due to his misuse of power, Huey P. Long was a demagogue.
Pressuring state employees to contribute to his campaign was the unfair political tactic that Huey P. Long chose to utilize. These types of fundraising tactics were unethical. According to recent studies, Long would collect about $50,000 to $75,000 from pressured employees