“The American people have a vital stake in the proper handling of this issue.
Let us be clear at the outset that the liberty of individuals to carry on their business should not be abrogated unless the larger interests of the many are concerned. It is the purpose of government to see that not only the legitimate interests of the few are protected, but that the welfare and rights of the many are conserved.
These are the principles which must be remembered in any consideration of this question. This, I take it, is sound government—not politics. Those are the essential basic condi[Pg 140]tions under which government can be of service.”