Friday, February 15, 2013

Telling Congress to stay out of the states' business

Federal Control
 
The Towner-Sterling Educational Bill providing for a large measure of federal interference in state education and the creation of a Department of Education in the national government was blocked in Congress largely through the efforts of Dr. Charles E. Sawyer, the President's personal physician and now chief co-ordinator of the Federal Hospitalization Board, who wishes to see a Department of Public Welfare with four branches: Education, Public Health, Social Service, Veterans' Relief. Senator Sterling serves notice of a finish fight for a separate Department of Education. And the National Chamber of Commerce continues its attack upon the whole scheme as an improper usurpation of local authority by the general government. 

From my personal copy of the first edition of Time
Vol. 1 No. 1, March 3, 1923


One can only hope that we someday soon return to this form of federalism.