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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript the add lupervisp is. Amoi ie gover» ninates * s, a wel - the cos* l m. itit ngeles A look in" ;ht be i, -thousaC m in M instruct^ thoustU* lusion «. be mu" i thousaij, .sand *J •ay than! thousM I of put* i never I :n the $ it does «j hange *J ved by I place, i ,,-e mH narket « using P1 Old «* . :tasal he siteP ,rnment hods of' tvners- 'j owner, rice «K en W'11"! jjopolistie fashion. It does not compete !0r a man's services or for his sav- "Jgs; it levies a tax and allows no ''tentative. The government is not object to the profit and loss method °f measuring success or failure; if it "Pirates at a deficit, the taxpayer is "eld responsible and must pay for the Sovernment's failure. As long its those *tto want new homes are in the major- ty over those who realize that they *'" be forced to pay for them, the iOvernment probably will carry on its ,0(-'ialized housing operations. And the ,°Hars-and-cents costs of such inter- erence with the freedom of individ- ■i's can never be measured precisely ^e market would provide the only 111,,. sin-, :ar"s of such measurement, but the *rnment does not allow the market h, nction. SOCIAL GAINS l(-'spite the long record of facts .Posing the economic waste involved -Public housing, there are those who '' insist that it must be done in (i p"' to clear the "slums." It is said dji tne children of the "slums" are (. y> undernourished, diseased, un- j,, ?rt'd, disrespectful of law, and gen- )J. '>' unfit for the duties and responsi- ^"'"r's of citizenship. But even if this t| 'r,"t', it does not justify the con- k^'oii that society would necessarily J, .""Proved if those children and S|1|'r parents were transferred into U- ,s'dized and supervised housing Meets. b '""ti 'ree h°"se "sn't going to stop \t() j' Parents from bringing into this Pd 'd more children than they can s'hly rear to maturity in as genteel and ample a manner as other parents might like to prescribe. There is no assurance that a subsidized roof will impart to the tenant a more desirable character than might otherwise have leaked in upon him through a roof provided by his own efforts. The owner-occupant of a house and lot may love flowers, a beautiful lawn, and a freshly-painted dwelling. But few would continue to maintain one home in a decent state of repair if another in perfect condition were available for the asking. The pride of ownership must soon pass away in a society which follows the downward path of compulsory equalization. When a self-respecting individual who can afford to live in a used home, however humble, is led or pushed by the hand of public aid into a new home which obviously is beyond his means, just how does one measure the change in the value of the new ward of the government to the society in which he lives? And what kind of an attitude toward the personal and social problems of life is to be expected from the children who come out of such socialized homes? Some of the proponents of public housing like to cite statistics as to the incidence of juvenile delinquency in "slum" areas, and then leave the inference that public housing projects would materially reduce such criminal tendencies. But when the Los Angeles Chief of Police was asked to make a statistical study of this matter in 1951, he found the incidence of crime in public-housing projects to be nearly twice as heavy as in the "slums" and 17 times as heavy as in a nearby privately-owned low-rent housing project. . . ." Now we are being told that we ought to feel a sense of personal responsibility for the housing problems which the government has managed to create. We must have better housing! And this strange theory proceeds with the implication that if the individual isn't able to provide and subsidize a few hundred thousand new homes for others, then he must keep on delegating to government the responsibility for solving these problems which are the product of governmental interference with our lives. To accept that theory is to bow to tyranny without even struggling. LIMITED GOVERNMENT The idea of limited government is that there is somewhere a stopping point to the inevitable governmental grasp for authority. . . . The authorized function of our government is to restrain those who might attempt to deal coercively with one another. The government was designed to be the defender, not the equalizer, of life and property. If a human being is ingenious and industrious enough, he can create a house and claim it as his own. If he is careless enough to let the government do it for him, he will live in the kind of walled enclosure which compulsory state socialism affords — public housing for those who serve political masters. end //,'// Report, o|). cit., pp. 14-15. NTIN<5 overnnj ] propj eordi'^ ■ri can '" of tl"', and s"< ble t" with peti< ,s m Itl i- v> \,r 4 >' ScAaafo *iave you been wanting a Tele- v'sion Set for your Social Room ' ■ ■ Nursery . . . Club House? Earn this CBS COLUMBIA TV Set FREE with the FACTS FORUM PLAN The beautiful 2\" ebony table model television pictured here is the newest from CBS COLUMBIA, one of the country's largest manufacturers of quality TV sets. Think what a set like this would add to your organizational facilities! Write today to FACTS FORUM, Dept. O, DALLAS, TEXAS, for complete information. I Qri vi News, April, 1956 Page 39
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