Members of the British Labour delegation
their stopover at Moscow enroute to China.
This means that the great executive
agencies make their own laws, enforce
their own laws, interpret their own laws.
During World War II, for example.
most of the people punished for OPA
violations did not violate a law of Congress. They broke some OPA regulation.
In many OPA cases, the investigation
was made by OPA agents; the determination of guilt was made by OPA
examiners; and the assessment of fines
was made by OPA personnel. In other
words, the whole process of investigation, trial, and punishment was handled
by one executive agency. The citizen involved never even geel into the due process of law prescribed by the Constitution.12
Now. ibis may seem a relatively unimportant thing, taken by itself and
considered in the light of the wartime
emergency and of all the other factors
involved. But "it takes relatively unimportant details to form a whole picture.
Many years ago, the best thinkers
among the Socialists realized that socialism could never destroy the American
capitalistic system by open, frontal
assault. They knew it would take the
tactics of tin- mole working quietl)
underground to dig away the fecundations of economic and political freedom
— not in such a way that the great
pillars of constitutional freedom would
conn- crashing down in cent- spectacular
moment, but in such a way that they
would sink slowly into the earth.1''
One day, as we go about our routine.
we will open our eyes and look around
long enough to see that freedom is gone.
No man then will be able to look at the
calendar and say, "It happened on that
day." Freedom just subsided, expired
with a sigh that was almost imperceptible.
—Wide World Photo
at Saint George's Hall of the Kremlin during
That's the way it has been planned;
that's the way it is working.
In recent years, there has been strong
opposition to this trend.
In 1952. for example, millions who
voted for Ike hoped they were helping
to stop the cancer-like spread of socialism in our nation.
But socialism continues to advance,
because we elect middle-of-the-roaders to
oppose socialism; and middle-of-the-
roaders, struggling with such an implacable force- as socialism-communism,
are forever in retreat.
The likeable but ineffectual middle-
of-the-roaders draw a line, make their
compromises, and say, "We will stand
here against socialism." But they are
handicapped, as our armies in Korea
were. They have no purpose to move
forward for victory. Their purpose is
merely to hold.
Thev do hold for a while, but the
relentless forces of socialism k#
pounding. Ultimately the middle-of-t*
readers must give way, drop back'
another line, make more compromis*
and take another stand.
That has been the pattern for j
advance of socialism in the Urul
Slates for several years.14
Our great prosperity has not resufl
from "mixed economy" or "democt
ized capitalism"—which are merely!*
labels pinned on a system older. ■
reactionary, and potentially more tyn
nical than Ihe laws of ancient Baby"
Our prosperity has resulted from spe*
ing for war.
If we do not have the moral c nut3
and slatesmanship to stop it, Ame"
will go the way of France and EnglaJ
anil ley that road, we will end, as w
will, in the total darkness and mis'
eef complete socialism, as it now on
alc-s in Russia.
*Mcest of the arguments of those who,
"Yes" are- ieeescil cue "The American an<M
Economy," special issue of Life, Jsn'|
1 "The Mix-Up in Economic Talk," by Si
Chase, Challenge, May, 1954, pp. 47-51-
2 "Are We Afraid to be Prosperous?" ™
cratic Digest, July, 1954 (Reprinted
St. Petersburg Times).
3 "Socialism," Columbia Encyclopedia,
'The Income Tax —Root oj All Evil,
Frank C.hodorov, published ley Devin-A'
I:,... New York, 1954, pp. 34-50.
5 Undermining the Consdtution, ley Th'
.lames Norton, published by llcvili1'
i .... New York, 1950, p. 52.
fi The Twenty Year Revolution, by CM
Manly, published by Henry Regnerf
Chicago, 1954, pp. 66-73.
7 Ziid., pp. 47-62.
8 Undermining the Constitution, p. 108^ ,
""Characteristics of the Wagner V t .
nals of American Academy of Politico '
Sodoel Science, March, 1951, p. 200. i
10 Undermining the Constitution, pp. 102'
' Constitution of the United States of <**i
12 "Office of Price Administration," Coh
Encyclopedia, Second t'.elitioee.
1: I ndermining the Constitution, pp. 3cS-"
11 Income Tux—Root of All Evil, pp. 7.-
Russian peasant and village
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