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.
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.
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
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
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
(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
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
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 '
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$