Radio: Cheers & Groans

America's Town Meeting of the Air's subject for debate was vital: "Should Congress Lead or Follow Public Opinion?" The speakers were capable: Lawyer William West Grant of Denver, calling for leadership; Dr. T. V. Smith, University of Chicago philosophy professor and former Illinois Congressman, defending Congress as it is.

Grant said "Congressmen are supposed to be picked because they evidence certain qualities justifying their election. Let them lead in those matters which are crying for attention or let them get out. We need in Congress more men of courage and conviction. Men who are willing to risk their jobs." The audience cheered.


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