THE NATION: Public Morals

The U.S. House of Representatives, whose members cannot be bought with mink coats, last week prostituted itself for the veterans' lobby. Everybody, as the saying goes, loves a soldier, and a Congressman yields to no man in showing how deep his love goes.

The U.S. (as it should) pays generous pensions to disabled veterans who can show that their disability is in some way connected with their military service. Recently, Congress passed a bill based on an entirely different principle. Under it, the Government would pay $120 a month to certain disabled veterans whose disabilities are in no way...

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