Dear reader, you have in your hands a larger, more extensive issue of The Union of Electors. The directors of the movement want you to have a fuller coverage of whatever concerns the activities and programs of the movement of the Union of Electors. They want you to have at hand the means to a deeper and broader understanding of the principles and policies of your Social Credit movement. That is why they have enlarged, at considerable expense, The Union of Electors — your paper.
For after all, you are not just any reader of just another newspaper. You are an individual who, in one way or another, has realized the fact that in our present-day society, all is not well. You have experienced, directly or indirectly, the tragic paradox of our civilization, a — paradox which gave rise to Social Credit - the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty.
Furthermore, you have witnessed the pitiful fumblings of society's leaders in their vain attempts to erase this paradox and restore a proper balance between what man can produce and what he needs; between what he actually does produce and the means of distributing this production to him. Pitiful? Vain? Perhaps these adjectives are not exact, for at times it almost seems as if there were a deliberate sabotage of any attempt to bring to the great mass of men and women the full fruits of their labor in the field of production.
Be that as it may, the fact is, something is seriously wrong. What can be done to set it right, you ask. Well, dear reader, dear Crediter I might say, the movement of the Union of Electors, chiefly through its publications, can show you what must be done; it can demonstrate to you that its doctrine and policy are true and correct.
This paper will teach you the principles of Social Credit; it will initiate you into the policies which will guide these principles to realization; it will instruct you in the plan of operation whereby policy will be executed.
For after all, it is not sufficient to know that something is wrong. It is not enough to know what to do. For, once knowing what to do, all is in vain if nothing is done.
The directors of this movement and of this publication have had more than twenty years of active work in the propagation of Social Credit. They know the principles of Social Credit, its philosophy, as well as anyone living today. They are veterans of the battle to carry these principles into act in the face of the most savage resistance and opposition. It is doubtful if anywhere there can be found a finer school or a finer training in Social Credit doctrine and action.
In this paper they have given you the means whereby you make a new and better society. You have only to follow its teachings and its instructions. Thousands are doing so and the results from day to day justify fully the existence of this movement and this paper. It is no exaggeration to say that were there no paper, The Union of Electors (or its French-language counterpart, Vers Demain) there would be no true Social Credit movement in Canada. There would not be in this country tens of thousands of men and women working and fighting to make Canada what it should be — a rich and prosperous country for everyone — FOR EVERYONE!
You have been given the weapon. Now, it is up to you to use it. The movement cannot succeed without your co-operation. There can be no realization of Social Credit without your active participation. The Union of Electors will educate you in Social Credit doctrine; it will instruct you in how to apply pressure upon your elected representatives, upon the government — which is, in the final analysis, the only true democracy. In turn it asks you to act. It asks you especially to bring others to a knowledge of the movement through this publication. See to it that it gets into the hands of others. They too are looking everywhere for a means out of the morass which our economy has become. Get your friends and acquaintances to subscribe to The Union of Electors. This is probably the finest way of spreading the movement, of bringing closer the day when Social Credit will be a reality.
And what is more immediate and most practical — it will make it possible, financially, for the directors to maintain and improve even more The Union of Electors — your paper!
From Brooks, Alberta, Mr. F. E. Boswell sends two subscriptions to "The Union of Electors", orders a number of our booklets, and writes: "This letter is long overdue. I have felt for some time that you are doing a wonderful work and I just want to tell you so. I hope that I too will be able to help if only in a small way. I have been interested in the Social Credit Movement since I first really understood it, and that was only in 1947, although I was born and raised in Alberta. Though I feel we have good government administration in this province, I would agree with you that we need more education than electioneering."
From Romuald Lussier of Tangent, Alberta: "Enclosed find three subscriptions to your paper, I want to see either "Vers Demain" or "The Union of Electors" in every home of this community, and I assume this responsibility."
From Toronto, Ont., Laurie Richard: " Please send me 50 subscription forms to "Vers Demain" and 50 to the "Union of Electors". I find your work admirable, and I want to do my part in this city."
A Social Credit lady, Mrs. Alphonse Lemieux, also tries to do her part in Kitchener, Ontario.