President Eisenhower On Labor Unions
I am reading a book about President Eisenhower, (more on that later) and as such the topic of the former President is being discussed here at home. James found a most interesting quote from the former Republican leader Friday night on the internet. The quote was one that Ike had penned in a letter to his brother Edgar in November of 1954.
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. … Their number is negligible and they are stupid.” -Eisenhower
That the moderate voice of President Eisenhower would not be allowed to gain much volume in the rancid world of today’s conservatives is without doubt. All sanity and thoughtfulness have vanished as the loud, strident, and fringe elements have overtaken the GOP.
History shows there were others who had views more in-line with traditional American values. Sadly, as Governor Walker has demonstrated those times seem to be over, even here in Wisconsin.
Ike would not be amused.