The 1950 State of the Union Address was given by Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, on January 4, 1950. He spoke to the 81st United States Congress, to the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. It was a joint session, and the 160th address given. He said, "Our aim for a peaceful, democratic world of free peoples will be achieved in the long run, not by force of arms, but by an appeal to the minds and hearts of men." He also said, Our Social Security System should be developed into the main reliance of our people for basic protection against the economic hazards of old-age, unemployment, and illness.