She Said That? 1/13/19

From Rose Wilder Lane (1886-1968), American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist, personal journal entry, April 15, 1937:

One thing I hate about the New Deal is that it is killing what, to me, is the American pioneering spirit. I simply do not know what to tell my own boys, leaving school and confronting this new world whose ideal is Security and whose practice is dependence upon government instead of upon one’s self…. All the old character-values seem simply insane from a practical point of view; the self-reliant, the independent, the courageous man is penalized from every direction.

 

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