[Marion G. Romney]
This interview reminded me of a comment in a letter which I received from President Clark on March 18, 1945, in which he said: 'Which is worth more in this matter of caring for those who need help, the word of the President of the Church, the prophet, seer and revelator of the Lord, or the word of a political legislature which can change its mind, and usually does change its mind, as often as it changes in party control? I wonder if we might not consider developing that thought in considering this question of the old people. Just as surely as the sun rises, there will come a time when all this extra help will disappear, either as the result of our going back to a sane and sensible economy, or as the result of our going over to complete state socialism, because the government dole is made possible only because of the aid that has been received from capital through taxes and borrowing. Eliminate these things and the dole will have to stop.'
[The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged, Digital Edition, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015, Appendix 2, The Diaries of Marion G. Romney, 1941-1961, Abridged]
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