1940: What’s Ours Is Ours

1940: It's Ours, Darnit

Most of our troubles as a nation can be traced to the fact that we, as individuals, haven’t grown up to match the country. As citizens of this free land, we are joint owners and joint rulers of the greatest nation on earth, but we haven’t developed the mental attitude of owners and rulers. We simply don’t get the idea.

We don’t even have a possessive feeling concerning our national parks. They seem to be owned by the government and managed by strangers called “government men.”