National Affairs: Message to Congress

Here follows a condensation of the President's message to Congress:

Introduction. "The age of perfection is still in the somewhat distant future, but it is more in danger of being retarded by mistaken government activity than it is from lack of legislation."

State Rights and Federal Subsidies. "Local self-government is one of our most precious possessions. It ought not to be infringed by assault or undermined by purchase....

"Society is in much more danger from encumbering the national government beyond its wisdom to comprehend or its ability to administer, than from leaving the local communities to...

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