Ed Driscoll

Stability You Can Believe In

After the roller coaster uncertainty and pointless government experimentation for its own sake over the past two years, these sound like much needed words:

“Any wild experiment,” the new president said, “will only add to the confusion.” He went on: “Our supreme task is the resumption of our onward, normal way. Reconstruction, readjustment, restoration, all these must follow. I would like to hasten them.”

[Then he] went on to lay out what he thought normalcy should be like: “I speak for administrative efficiency, for lightened tax burdens, for sound commercial practices, for adequate credit facilities . . . for the omission of unnecessary interference of Government with business, for an end to Government’s experiment in business, and for more efficient business in Government administration.”

Mister, we could use a man like Warren G. Harding again.