Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Waiting for the Man

I got this out of this months issue of Playboy...see, I do read the articles.

From a letter written in 1954 by then (republican) president Dwight Eisenhower to his brother:

"I believe this country is following a dangerous trend when it permits too great degree of centralization of governmental functions. But to attain any success it is quite clear that the federal government cannot avoid or escape responsibilities which the mass of the people firmly believe should be undertaken by it. This is what I mean by my constant insistence upon moderation in government. Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Scurity and unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group that believes you can do these things. Among them are H.L. Hunt and a few other Texas oil millionaires and an ocassional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible, and they are stupid."

Maybe Ike did know what he was talking about....kinda.


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