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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 054. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/263.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • 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 PRIMROSE PATH (Continued from page 15,) The Choice Is With the People By their voice and by their vote, the people should insist that our federal government cease the distribution of bounties, donations, ancl benefits. And the people, themselves, should cease demanding such costly gratuities. The people should remind themselves and their public servants that the demands upon the government for aid and assistance encourage and strengthen the hands of the planners; ancl that these demands constantly add to the cost of living. It is alarming when you realize that the average member of Congress oftentimes is judged by the amount of so-called federal money he obtains for community and regional projects rather than for his ability to contribute to the welfare of the nation. Encouraged by the disciples of national economic planning and by the apostles of government bounties, the people are turning more and more from the principles of self-reliance to that of dependence upon the government. They are being led along a primrose path to a mirage of easy money and easy living. But what this primrose path actually leads to is an ever-increasing measure of taxation, regimentation, and controls. In short, a great many people, through the pressure of their demands. are contributing to the establishment of a state of national socialism which will be presided over by a government vested with the power to tax, to distribute, ancl to control. Even though we talk volubly against federal aid ancl assistance, it does not appear that the people either despise or resist it. Socialistic Legislation There has been no real opposition to the numerous inland waterway projects throughout the nation which annually eat up millions of dollars of the taxpayers' money. There has been little public opposition to the government's housing program. There has been little opposition to the millions of dollars spent annuallv by the government to subsidize in one form or another commercial airlines, trucks, busses, ancl inland water carriers. Page 52 Are we as a people turning away from our constitutional democracy toward national socialism, disguised as benevolent economic planning? Are we as a people turning our backs upon our system of free, competitive enterprise ... a system which enables us today, with only 6 per cent of the world's population, to produce industrially more than all of the rest in the world combined? Some of us may deny this, but our actions belie our words. The mute record of our deeds stands as convincing evidence against our protests of innocence. Socialistic economic planning can be effectively promoted by constantly increasing the number of people on tbe public payroll, as well as by deceiving the people into believing that the government is better able to provide the basic needs of life than are the people themselves. Under our free competitive enterprise system we have amassed the greatest productive power the world ever has known. No planned eeonomv even remotely approaches what we have achieved under our constitution- id democracy of freedom of action and opportunity. Ways to Preserve Our Freedom Here are a few suggestions which will be helpful in preserving our freedom: (1) We should start matching our words ancl deeds if we are sincere about preserving our free, competitive enterprise system. (2) We should resist the temptation to demand and accept federal funds for local and regional projects. (3) We should stop demanding more government services ancl benefits. (4) We should oppose socialistic schemes, no matter how attractively they may be disguised. (5) We should depend upon our own resources to provide local and community needs rather than upon the federal government. (6) We should recognize that the bounties and benefits received from the federal government come out of our personal incomes . . . and that the government is simply being generous with our money. (7) We should assign ourselves the task of telling others that the greatest volume of goods and services for the greatest number has come from out own free, competitive enterprise system. (8) We should tell our friends, neighbors, ancl fellow-workers that a planned economy i.s a socialistic economy, and that it destroys freedom of action and opportunity. (9) We should support economy i» government, even if its affects pe' projects in our own community. (10) We should recognize tha' there is no primrose path to easy money or to a more abundant life. EK" "Heads Will Roll" The only thing that can ruin a Cofli' munist in America — so far — i.s being found out. To "establish cover" is the first and most important duty of each Communist party member or sympathizer. T° be known for what he really is, lS acknowledged disgrace. How this state of affairs must g*^ the loyal Marx-Leninists! We may be very sure that this disagreeable condition i.s going to " changed and rectified by them, at the moment it becomes humanly possible As soon as our government can l* abolished and the Soviet machine "A up in its place, how fast will opp*-j nents of the Red Menace be punisht*" for having dared to object, to war* or to complain! In the meantime, if you are so b°'1 as to question the status of a man °r woman who hides behind tbe pet°' coats of the Fifth Amendment to ke^P from telling the truth, you may get" with mild treatment from that per****1] and his or her Communist friends' they may just flay you verbally as b** ing a "witch-hunter," ancl let it go ' that, temporarily. But do not delude yourself th*1 mere name-calling is all you will get1' the finals — that is, if through indiff"'' ence and apathy we let the strong ft*! of our law break down, and admit tl> enemy to triumphant possession of"11, citadel. "Heads will roll," they »jj long ago in France, when the gui"^ tine took over. And heads did roll- can happen again. It can happen hei* It can happen soon. i s Facts Forum News, September, 1$
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