Father Coughlin's National Union for Social Justice Disbands

Father Coughlin's National Union for Social Justice Disbands

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The National Union for Social Justice, founded by notorious anti-Semite and Catholic priest Father Charles E. Coughlin, officially disbands today. The National Union for Social Justice was nationalistic workers' rights organization that agitated for faster reforms to America's plutocratic monetary and economic system.

Father Coughlin and the National Union for Social Justice argue for the nationalization of important industries, wealth redistribution, and property rights reformation. Coughlin and the NUSJ are extremely critical of capitalism:

"We maintain the principle that there can be no lasting prosperity if free competition exists in industry. Therefore, it is the business of government not only to legislate for a minimum annual wage and maximum working schedule to be observed by industry, but also to curtail individualism that, if necessary, factories shall be licensed and their output shall be limited."

Father Coughlin is also very critical of President Roosevelt; whereas he thought early on that Roosevelt would be the reformer that America needed, he later concluded that Roosevelt was actually just a too of Wall Street and the industrial barons.

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