We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Winston Churchill said that « the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t been provided with a script.
And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, « What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.
» But I have an uncomfortable feeling that this prosperity isn’t something on which we can base our hopes for the future.They tell us we’re always « against, » never « for » anything.We are for a provision that destitution should not follow unemployment by reason of old age, and to that end we have accepted Social Security as a step toward meeting the problem.» This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.