Not long ago I spoke out on behalf of the office of the President of the United States in decrying the strange preoccupation of the American press with a Presidential "slip" (Plain Truth, June 21,1975). I very much respect the office of the President of the United States and respect the man who occupies that office. I also respectfully disagree with many of the things Mr. Ford has said. Recently, President Ford felt like rebuking the U.S. "prophets of doom" in a strong partisan speech to five thousand Republican women in Dallas. He said, "I have heard too much from people who say everything is falling apart; how the quality of life in America is sliding downhill, how the dollar is worthless, how murderers and muggers have driven everyone behind locked doors, and how even the President of the United States should stop visiting public places and seeing the American people."
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