To the eye it is fair enough, here; but seen in its integrity, under the sky, and by the daylight, it is a crumbling tower of waste, mismanagement, extortion, debt, mortgage, oppression, hunger, nakedness, and suffering.
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Dishonest officials undermine faith in government through extortion of fees for performing their sworn duty.
She received an extortion note threatening to harm her children if she did not hand over $100,000.