July 25, 1936 - Editorial - Challenge, by George Lorimer

The United States Supreme Court's decision on the Guffey Act left the legislative score at eight to two against New Deal measures. But in its import, it was more than just another New Deal strike-out. The decision definitely and finally confirmed the fact that the New Dealers cannot legally put over Government control of production and industry under the Constitution.

This leaves a clearly defined challenge on the desk of the Chief Executive of the White House.

If the President believes that the well-being of the average American depends upon such measures for Government control of production and industry as he has advocated, why does he not take the logical step toward seeing that such measures are made legal? In short, why does he not sponsor and champion a constitutional amendment that would give the Government the power to enforce these laws? (pg. 22)

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