Nixon’s dad worked the rails. The job required special insulated gloves that the company woudn’t supply the workers and were too expensive for the workers to purchase on their own. Nixon’s dad organized and the Railroad companies decided to supply those gloves.
I was at a high school class renion yesterday and I was stunned by an observation made by listening to classmates. The Republican contengent said they were socially liberal and fiscially conservative but they have never bothered to examine the party they support and haven’t since Reagan. They don’t have time examination or the facts. Worse yet, they don’t want to take the time to realize that their party is neither socially liberal or fiscially conservative. They vote loyaly without question and everything bad is Democrat’s fault. As I have also observed in the last 30 years and it was confirmed by my Republican classmates: one must be a Republican to be a Christian
Social scientists have learned from studies that Republicans over 60 rarely ever re-examinine their political or social leanings and change them. My class turned 60 this year and for the Republican contengent, it seems we are caught in a time warp.
The Republican Party believes that the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the people is as important as their economic health. It will continue to support this conviction with vigorous action.
Republican action created the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as the first new Federal department in 40 years, to raise the continuing consideration of these problems for the first time to the highest council of Government, the President’s Cabinet.
Through the White House Conference on Education, our Republican Administration initiated the most comprehensive Community-State-Federal attempt ever made to solve the pressing problems of primary and secondary education.
Four thousand communities, studying their school populations and their physical and financial resources, encouraged our Republican Administration to urge a five-year program of Federal assistance in building schools to relieve a critical classroom shortage.
The Republican Party will renew its efforts to enact a program based on sound principles of need and designed to encourage increased state and local efforts to build more classrooms.
Our Administration also proposed for the first time in history, a thorough nation-wide analysis of rapidly growing problems in education beyond the high schools.
The Republican Party is determined to press all such actions that will help insure that every child has the educational opportunity to advance to his own greatest capacity.
We have fully resolved to continue our steady gains in man’s unending struggle against disease and disability.
We have supported the distribution of free vaccine to protect millions of children against dreaded polio.
Republican leadership has enlarged Federal assistance for construction of hospitals, emphasizing low-cost care of chronic diseases and the special problems of older persons, and increased Federal aid for medical care of the needy.
We have asked the largest increase in research funds ever sought in one year to intensify attacks on cancer, mental illness, heart disease and other dread diseases.
We demand once again, despite the reluctance of the Democrat 84th Congress, Federal assistance to help build facilities to train more physicians and scientists.
We have encouraged a notable expansion and improvement of voluntary health insurance, and urge that reinsurance and pooling arrangements be authorized to speed this progress.
We have strengthened the Food and Drug Administration, and we have increased the vocational rehabilitation program to enable a larger number of the disabled to return to satisfying activity.
We have supported measures that have made more housing available than ever before in history, reduced urban slums in local-federal partnership, stimulated record home ownership, and authorized additional low-rent public housing.
We initiated the first flood insurance program in history under Government sponsorship in cooperation with private enterprise.
We shall continue to seek extension and perfection of a sound social security system.
We pledge close cooperation with State, local and private agencies to reduce the ghastly toll of fatalities on the Nation’s highways.
This poster is a dramatic representation of our drift to the right. In 1956 the first Monday in September was a National Holiday. For everyone.
I couldn’t even imagine the Young Democrats putting a poster like this together today! Though, I wish they would.
As to Labor Day? That’s May 1, and was meant to celebrate everything named in this poster. Not just Labor, Union Labor.
United we bargain, divided we beg.
The rules of politicking have changed too. On one hard-right blog tonight I’m reading, “Dem Senator Feinstein Walks Out Of Interview When Asked Why She Won’t Debate Opponent.”
But if you watch the clip, the reporter concedes this was the last question of the interview anyway. Then I was watching these interviews with Paul Ryan earlier today: Deflecting criticism for saying his personal-best marathon time was more than a hour less than it was, … It goes on and on and on.