A friend of mine, John Levine, sent me a quote that he recently ran across.

The quote is from President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a letter he sent to his brother Edgar in 1954, which was found among his papers at the Eisenhower Library.

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.