THE PRESIDENT'S DILEMMA
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and alter their constitution of government at will.
No GOVERNMENTAL issue since the "tragic era" following the Civil War has caused more thorough soul-searching on the part of the United States than the proposal to remodel the Supreme Court. The people as well as their representatives are aware of the fact that a dramatic chapter in our history is being written. Indeed, they are helping to write it. Street-corner discussions, arguments at restaurant tables, a seemingly endless stream of radio addresses and newspaper reports, protracted hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee and animated congressional debates are sufficient evidence that our national conscience has been deeply stirred.
There is good reason to believe that President Roosevelt did not realize, when he struck at our so‐ called "static judiciary," that he would shatter a hornet's nest. His dramatic move came at a moment when he occupied a position of leadership almost unprecedented in the United States. Throughout four years of struggle with the forces