If only AJN could see us now, eh? He lived a mere four months past the death of Franklin Roosevelt, whose New Deal and other political excesses Nock shot down like clay pigeons at a gun club. What has happened in the United States since he left us attests to his perception and insight.
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If a church turns in its permit to certify the civil status of a union, couples married in the church but seeking government sanction as well can then go downtown, right after the wedding or years later, pay the fees, repeat their intentions before a state official if need be, and submit to the State’s blessing at their convenience.
In an early episode of The Beverly Hillbillies, which first aired on television in 1962, Jed Clampett comes into the kitchen — I think it was at the cabin in the Ozarks, but I could be wrong — and he tells Granny that Mr. Drysdale told him they’re going to pay him in some new kind of dollars. Grannie scoffs and says: “There ain’t no new kind of dollars.” Jed turns to Jethro and asks: “What’d he call them, Jethro?” Jethro replies: “Million dollars.”
What we have, compared with 1962, is a new kind of dollars, but the effect is quite the opposite of what it was for the Clampett family…
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