SOCK ‘EM ON THE BUTTON!
The other day we were discussing the possibility of publishing an article on the recent Hoover Commission Report, with an attorney whom we consider a brilliant, courageous American.
As we stated last month on this page, some of the facts and figures gathered by the Hoover Commission would make your hair curl. So we were set right back on our heels when our friend said that he thought the article was too bombastic and sarcastic. We were doubly taken aback because we felt sure our friend’s reaction would be that the commentary was not strong enough.
We pick on this friend as an example of an above-average business man whose feelings are just as strong as our own with respect to the inefficiency of government. But like most of the rest of us, he is up to his ears in his own personal and business affairs—and consequently complacent about government.
The leaders in the business world, who after all set the pace for the nation, are just wishful thinkers as long as they continue with this sideline attitude. Everyone either pulls his punches, or does his criticizing in private, or doesn’t punch at all. There are too many people misled by the belief that Socialism in the United States is inevitable. One of these days we will awaken to a situation which will have become untenable—because of the increasing rules and regulations being fostered by star-gazers—because of the inefficiency and overlapping in government—because there are so damn few real statesmen in Congress that you can count them on one hand. The professional politician who is primarily interested in perpetuity of office has been permitted to swing over to controlled economy thinking.
For twelve years we had the original set in Washington; and for the past four years, their successors have been doing a wonderful job of pussyfooting with Russia and the other European nations that have been using us for suckers of the first water.
If you’re going to sock a guy, there’s only one place to hit him and that’s right on the button. And that’s what we recommend to everyone who wants to retain the things we enjoy in this country.
How we’re following our own advice shows up on page 32 of this issue—where you’ll find printed the article that is “too bombastic and sarcastic.”