Letters, Aug. 24, 1942

Where Would the U.S. Be?

Sirs:

The people are awake, you say? It is our Government which is responsible for our confusion? Listen, the people are the Government, and if they are awake, then people do the damnedest things awake. They went into hysterics when Congressmen set up a pension plan for themselves. . . . The people started frothing at the mouth when Congressmen applied for X gasoline-ration cards. . . .

But when something really important comes up, do the people rise up in their wrath and demand action? With prices flying higher, do the masses demand that the selfish blocs in...

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