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THE MESSAGE OF THE HOUR Figure A Democracy Betrayed A challenging, vital story of how democracy has been abandoned in New Zealand. Mrs. Blomfield's account of her people's gradual subservience to the state bears a profound message to preservers of America's civilization. LEILA M. BLOMFIELD Brilliant Economist, Writer, Lecturer; Formerly of New Zealand, Now an American Citizen REDPATH BUREAU LEILA M. BLOMFIELD Brilliant Industrial Economist, Lecturer and Writer LEILA M. BLOMFIELD, formerly of New Zealand, for some years an American citizen, is an economist, writer and lecturer of international renown. For eight years Mrs. Blomfield was successfully engaged in research and public relations work with a group of the largest industries of the Middle West. More recently she engaged in research and as Staff Speaker for the New York Economic State Council. A brilliant and experienced speaker of record, Mrs. Blomfield has been invited to the outstanding lecture platforms of the U. S. and Canada. She is the author of Democracy Rampant and Drama in the Pacific. A DEMOCRACY BETRAYED Here, at last is the true story of the World's Government Laboratory, that should be heard by all Americans, young and old, everywhere. His Ideals of Democracy Flamed High. Ruggedest son of Magna Charta — the New Zealander — was the STATE. His sovereignty and freedom were one with his god. Make Way for the New Democracy said this nation-builder by heritage. His ideal government would have power, money, daring laws for vast national planning, wealth diffusion, lavish social services as SECURITY for the people, control of industry and labor. What Briton has feared the STATE since the Magna Charta? And the Ideal Government Demanded: Vast loans to spend on the people, the ownership of all public enterprises, more power, abolishment of state governments. And the Government is Bankrupt, Want and Misery Prevail, the People Become Dependent on the State—so the CONSTITUTION is declared an impediment to progress, the SUPREME COURT of government must be reformed, more and more loans are spent until 50% of the government's income is demanded for the national debt, then State control of banks, credit and all private enterprise. And What Happens Then to Individualism, Intiative, Ambition, Sovereignty, Freedom of Speech? That's Mrs. Blomfield's MESSAGE OF THE HOUR. Enthusiastic Praise for Mrs. Blomfield Barrington, Ill., Town-Warming Meetings, C. W. Kaylor. The splendid address which Mrs. Blomfield delivered before the Barrington Town-Warming Meeting on Thursday night held her audience spellbound. Her startling disclosures of the growth and results of state socialism in New Zealand brought home to them what might happen in our own country if we do not keep more careful watch over our own governmental affairs. Naperville, Ill., Womans Club. Mrs. Edith Rassweiler Piper. Mrs. Blomfield's address was masterly and gripped the attention of every listener. She has an unusual equipment of voice, language and personality and a broad experience on the lecture platform. Lawyers Club, Lockport, N. Y. Mrs. Blomfield gave one of the finest economic addresses that I have ever heard. She is forceful, logical, as her sternest facts become human, and her thoughts are clothed in beautiful English. Wellington, New Zealand, V. C. S. Edwards. Mrs. Blomfield is doing New Zealand no disservice in fearlessly pointing out the process of moral devitalization—the economic and social evils of long dependence on and at last subjugation to the State. American Mining Congress, Utah, D. D. Moffat, V. P. Her speech was one of the finest we have heard in a long time. Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, Charles L. Wheeler, Director. Democracy's False Gods is a message that is sensational. Every minute of Mrs. Blomfield's address was crammed with information vital to every American. American Hardware Manufacturers Asso., Charles F. Rockwell, N. Y., Secretary-Treasurer. The stirring disclosures of the costs—economic and human—of her country's subversion of its democracy, her masterly convergence of the poignant facts with America's concern, made Mrs. Blomfield's address the outstanding message of our Atlantic City Convention. Pennsylvania Atlantic Seaboard Hardware Convention, E. Hullings Antrim, Pres. It was a challenging address and we may well apply its bitter lesson to our own affairs in this country. It would be a fine thing if our Congressmen could hear this message. Chicago Herald-Examiner. The fact that Leila M. Blomfield, the brilliant and gifted lecturer of New Zealand was the speaker of the evening indicated the importance of the occasion. Troy Record, N. Y. This disturbing presentation of the conditions that have arisen in New Zealand under the gradual modification of democracy as revealed in Mrs. Blomfield's address should be heard by every citizen in this country.
|Title||Leila M. Blomfield: "A Democracy Betrayed"|
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|Personal Name Subject||Blomfield, Leila M.|
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