eeultl Veell be sll' .
. • , „„tjOUIIUUnislii. Si
bousing lenani . • *
i , i "line base of
oeialism is the ee ei-
n need of hoUl - - ; y;; ****
earning up to V", ;m> degree of socialism, hv
rsvearlv can a/llaeyer name it is called, can be
. Even lhe gJ ' ~r us, who believe in free-
uctbev eh'stitul'"'" al" ' opportunity is a thesis
cannot understand. Yel our
BE ANSWERfLimied economj exponents over
t / J*e Vf'ars have offered tempting
,-ejtrayed fr°£wards for the further imposb
""'" be,,eton of government controls. A
' I"""''1 "lir hip cannot move faster bv add-
be our servant t,g |,arnacles to ^ ca„ it? ,t cm]
[be biste.rv ol I',. sunk i,y overloading.
e limitation "I
it the increase fPUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED
t said. In what! ] ad„iire the courage of Presi-
riuncnt outhntenl Eisenhower and the admin-
lted todav ? Jstration who. in the face of dire
[able zeal to Jireats and rising prices, elimi-
, we have' pcni'tated governmenl controls in
money and it)52, thereby halting the rise in
d state to the fjrices and stopping inflation,
federal goverljdequate proof that free enter-
ih tax dollar, le*Si i-<- can beat the controlled
• sleile- and mjoeiety. liul some don't learn or
s a direct revert re i tubborn to give up their
of some year* "trenched positions or admil
nf money and I*ey re wrong. Whatever the rea-
:" expressed tl| on. we have witnessed the mn-
eliel il get awaV rumen! performing one service
mr fingers bitllf'er another until we have
r gienp? [s thijlnassed a national debt that is a
e(. l.v. and fojational disgrace — jusl as bad
ring buieaiH i5ii'~ lhe family that lives beyond
which vve miisys means and then is foreclosed
iv.' we followe*)101' — losing home, possessions,
ilution or hat*1 "i m u n i t v standing, perhaps
mill making tli«'X('n self-respeci and freedom. As
dments that* matter of fact, is it possible to be
aw requires? *.'■'.' when heavily indebted? Does the
sooner nr later?. (llng "f ihis debt represent fine bene-
shall lose by *f „,t°Cia,1-gjin8,?
nlllsiel,. po»4, , k"K,'.,",f fUlU'e ^ We PaSS'n?
en from in -- '"" ' llll'l"'n when we pass them
,,a> lr"m " he recognized debt of 281 billion dol-
.... 'ems ol 212 billion dollars not shown
which is clii^n „„.,!,.,„ fi„ur(, ;m(| wliatewr (1|.(i|
Iv of all the ans ,1V this time in the Social Security pro-
titution the tram? At what point is freedom lost? In
en most ofteti'usniess I was not free when borrowing
lilt amcndnien»rge sums, in one sense. I had te, pay
,is i„,i ,1,'1,'gei t back, and I governed my actions ac-
iv llie ConstiWordingly. \„„. we talk about tax cuts,
it to the statrs-vliith we all want, but who will cham-
- respectively.»on the paving down of our national
ieht. and the reduction of federal ex-
ignized ve-iv qjcnditures? The wav has been shown by
le being wafWr Hoover Commission. Who will cham-
ig in free ente&ion a constitutional amendmenl In limil
in tbe governjhe power of the government to tax,
Vliinj lime-- 'pi'inl and borrow, confining ourselves
those cbamP™ living within our income? These ques-
mehow belieVi""iis are constantly in my mind in Conic blessings illness. We can greatly reduce our ex-
added help "Ix-'ncs just hv reducing the size of fed-
• ulation. This"'1.1 government wherever there is dupli-
rcclv while Y""11 and by eliminating those func-
mol grasp th«**""s not properly within the area of
. At other tii*lf,f,|''ni1 operation, but rathe,- ,,f S|ate and
v colleagues, a1*-' allU- These things w,- can do.
constituents," ''"■' my part, I do not believe that
ice of socia
A delegation of "visitors from home"
is here shown with Congressman Alger.
house-building and .'liter social services
are proper functions of federal government even if we could afford them, which
we can't in view of the national debt.
These are perilous times for squandering money.
What is it we're doing to ourselves?
Maybe we're just letting the federal government run away with us, and we simply must cut back. Or is there a new
"intent'' afoot? I don'l believe thai most
..I us [eel that we've outgrown the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, anv more than we feel the need
to "trade In" old-fashioned vii tins like
hustle, initiative, honesty, integrity, for
newer concepts. Basic principles are un-
e hanging. So I shall continue mv search
for the righl course and put the finger
on the sore spots.
Could it be theit wc should beware
zealous men, who would make over our
society? They many times are wealthy;
mam limes they've prospered umle'r free
enterprise, but they want to make a different and better society. Sometimes they
start bv saving. "I don't want mv child
to go through what I went through."
They visualize sparing their child and
helping others through the trials and
tribulations of life bv protecting all
under the paternal and protective cloak
On tbe contrary, some, including my-
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self, believe in training children
in tbe basic concepts of living a
good life, of being morally sound,
personally aggressive, and accept-
ing the challenge of personal
responsibility, of moral and spiritual living. In this pattern there
is no room for socialism or communism or the paternal big government. Rather, there is only the
expectation and desire for oppor-
tunitv — which comes from freedom, economic freedom.
So what can we do?
AMERICAN WAYS AND MEANS
First, let's stop increasing the
-i/e' and functions ol federal government! Let's continue the administration's valiant effort to
halt the runaway locomotive. The
Hoover Commission can help to
point the way.
Second, let's eliminate those
functions of government in which
the government has no business.
Third, let's decentralize the
government, moving it back as
feir as possible to the state and
local level where the Tenth
Vmendment says it should be.
Fourth, let's rededicate curse he's lei recognizing and keeping
our faith in what comes from the
\lniighty — our basic rights and
freedom. Let's keep government
our servant, not our master.
Let's keep our government in
its proper confines with free enterprise
the motive power. How tragic if seee ied-
ism. or big government as we know it.
should cause our downfall. Our destiny,
rather, is to lead the world to a realization of the truth and value of our "American Way" of living, in contrast to the
dee eieleiii. geetlless repudiation of individual worth found in socialistic and communistic societies.
AND A PLEDGE
James Madison said, "We have staked
the whole future of America not on the
power nl government, far frnm it, but on
the capacity of mankind for self-government.
We have that capacity; it's our gov-
ernmenl and our future. In this governmenl of, by, and for tbe people, we are
We can blaze the trail for the world
— our wav. Congressmen should always
be in the vanguard to protect American
riglils and the American way of living.
Lets liile'ilii eih' eniiselves lei the fight
that's never finished. Let's secure for
ourselves and our children and other
generations to come the continuing rewards for the type of society that pre-
serves opportunity and freedom. To this
end I dedicate nn efforts. END