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MOORE & MOORE
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
L. L. MOORE (1962) P. Oo. BOX 190
LAMAR MOORE TELEPHONE 985-1213
August 17, 1963
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Dear Mr. Allen:
I enclose a pamphlet prepared by the Virginia Commission
on Constitutional Government dealing with the proposed
Civil Rights Bill from Congress.
I believe this is a good statement not only of opposition
to the Bill but of the basic problem that the nation is
encountering in the administration of such laws.
I represent many clients in the tax and labor fields and
I am finding that the bureaucratic administration of the
best intended laws more and more is becoming an unreason-
able burden upon the citizens. This particular law is
one of the type which undoubtedly can break down our con-
cept that Government should be one of law rather than one
of man. I would not want to trust to the most moral,
highly respected, most benevolent executive the administra-
tion of such a law as is proposed in this Civil Rights Bill.
Regardless of which side of the integration issue one might
be on, the evil in this Bill is not concerned with that
question; the evil is that such a law helps to break down
and undermine the American system of jurisprudence and
basic concepts of a Constitutional Government.
I am submitting this to you because I wondered if you had
fully taken into consideration the ultimate possibilities
of such a law.
Ve VY yours,
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