President Writes About His Support For Social Security & Labor Laws

President Eisenhower's older brother Edgar was an ultra-conservative banker living in California. He often wrote to the President offering advice on various political issues. On November 1, 1954, Edgar wrote to Ike accusing him of being "sucked in" by political advisers "who would cut your throat in a minute if they thought it was to their advantage to do so." He went on to say, "I'm sincerely sorry that you ever got mixed up in politics.." The President responds in this lengthy letter criticizing Edgar's comments and making a strong case for conuinued support of Social Security. On White House stationary, dated November 8, 1954, signed, "D.D.E."