FLAYS SINCLAIR IN RADIO TALK
John R. Quinn clamped down on communism,
Upton Sinclair and power trusts when he radioed his appeal for Republican
votes in the gubernatorial primary, and today there was no doubt as to
where Quinn stands.
primary issue in this election shrieks its warning from one end of the
state to the other, Quinn declared in his radio address, and then
proceeded to lampoon communism in any disguise.
is slavery. Fascism, nazism are tyranny. Socialism is communism sugar coated
with deceptive covering of patience but, at the core, poisonous, bitter;
it is the same. America wants none of them. California shall have none
of them, he asserted.
state government exists and must function for the people. Neither the power
interests nor any other self-serving class or group should be permitted
to dominate political affairs or governmental activity.
racketeering in California must be stamped out at the same time. Legitimate
private business must be protected and encouraged by the state. But the
man who endeavors, for devious political purposes, to incite class against
class, or who appeals to class prejudice and greed, is a public enemy.
propose, before this campaign is over, to discuss in detail the various
elements of the program now being used by Upton Sinclair as a vehicle to
carry on his campaign for governor. This program is assuming the proportions
of a vicious assault upon our American institutions.
attempts to make political capital out of the distress and suffering of
our people. Sinclairs objective is to drive capital out of the state and
destroy business and confiscate private property in the state.
proposes to reduce all residents to the status of dependents of the state,
as employes in state industry and state agriculture, to be paid in printing
press money of unlimited amount of issue and unascertainable value. His
program is communism in sheeps clothing.
do not have to go to Russia to get a square deal for Americans.
talk Quinn touched upon fair and equitable unemployment insurance and old
age pensions on conditions which will not encourage indolence; vigorous
development and swift acceleration of public works projects to provide
additional employment; a program of land utilization designed for California
conditions to conform with requirements of the federal government so the
unemployed may operate small farms and become self-sustaining; tax
reduction through elimination of unnecessary expense, and maintenance of
high standards in the public schools.
urged co-ordination of law enforcement efforts in the state, revision of
methods of penology and abolition of indulgent granting of paroles.
spoke from Los Angeles, with part of the time devoted to messages from
leaders via radio in other parts of the state. From San Francisco, John
L. Flynn spoke; from Sacramento, Dr. June B. Harris; from Fresno, Earl
J. Fenston; from Bakersfield, Judge T.N. Harvey, and from San Diego, George
a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of California,
Quinn said, I want it known in every city, town and community that
I believe in the principle of democracy as projected and maintained by
the constitution of the United States.
all the four ideas of government which are clashing over the face of the
earth, democracy alone extends, rather than restricts, the freedom of the
is blessed with great productive capacity. We must create and find markets
for our productsagricultural, industrial and mineral.
do not believe we can increase wealth by destroying it. Stimulation, not
curtailment of production by the state should be our policy.
flow of capital from all parts of the world to California have been a distinct
factor in our development. The state government should foster and encourage
the continued flow of capital to our commonwealth.
July 10, 1934
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