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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 017. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/226.

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Facts Forum. (1956-09). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 017. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/226

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • 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
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript Nation and national economic planing, the distribution of the nation's "•come and productivity ceases to be 'defender of equality and justice and J* the life and property of the people. ' becomes, instead, a government "edicated to taking one man's earned Purity and giving it to others without regard to the desires or wishes of *ne earner. Those who contend that the gov ern- ,-ent of the United States owes a liv- ""g to any citizen, or group of citi- *ns, or that it should provide special Privileges and benefits to various communities, are contributing to the deletion of freedom of action and of pportunity. Those vvho contend that federal economic planning is superior to that of ^dividual planning arc advocating *e supremacy of the state over man. Those who contend thai the government should engage in national eco- Ouiie planning are advocates of a ''Ue-thc-vvealth" principle. This prin- 'P'e is predicated upon the false as- "mption that private saving is a sign of greed, and that the accumulation of wealth is a sign of selfishness. As these are precious rights the government should never use its power in times of peace to seize the fruits of one person's labor and distribute them among those whom the government deems worthy of its benevolence and its bounties. Those who contend that the federal government should provide tbe mans material welfare overlook the vital fact that the only security anv- person can have lies within himself. Government Can Distribute Only Poverty and Enslavement Unless man is free to act as an individual, free to be productive in his own behalf, free to determine what part of his production he will consume and how much he vvill save, and free to protect his savings and his property, he vvill have neither freedom nor security. It should be repeated over and over again that the federal government cannot provide the people either with goods or services, or with real security. The government cannot make people rich. But it can make the rich poor by taxing away their substance and by stifling their initiative and their incentive to work, to produce, and to save. The only thing the government can distribute evenly is poverty and enslavement. These things are achieved through excessive taxation and regimentation, both of which are the principal tools of all economic planners. It is worth recalling here what thc Greek writer Plutarch, who lived nearly nineteen hundred years ago, had to say about benevolent governments. He made this observation: "Tin- real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations, and benefits." All economic planners should heed that great truth before the principles of our constitutional democracy have been weakened and made impotent. The people of the nation also should heed it. (Continued on page 52) LETS GIVE OUR COUNTRY BACK TO THE TAXPAYER "ACTs Fc Septi 1956 Page 15
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