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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ) o ;ns of in' tative. nation it these # eh to P it other' our ed« iral weal partiCL are to I produi adison rC„ wrote, o itsel&J lalCoil ified A"" oncil romoti"! of hin bad influence? ■'Oiig interest in these problems, «ese meetings have been valuable to 0ur own national policymakers, who """st know the mind of the nation "arrive at sound policies which will enjoy continuing public support. ., During the past two yettrs the Rational Commission has launched a P'an for locally led "Citizen Consulta- Qnns." These are getting the "grass roots'' leadership of America to study and make recommendations both to the federal government and to their own communities on such problems as "The National Interest and Foreign Languages," "The American Citizen's Stake in the Progress of Less Developed Areas of the World," and 'The American as International Traveler and Host." LJNEsJ I to <J least L edsofl l/ltH)"-' ning dj nternaiL cssed tl ,s "Hoi •s em ?the,rl !;'"•••■«,' '"■• pi ation ■ WolldM in to * 'he American Legion and UNESCO5 Opposition of The American Legion toward UNESCO is representative of much of the current criticism CERTAINLY the American people are entitled to an honest, accu- |) rate and complete explanation ■ lite American Legion of its views ? UNESCO. explanation. I hope to furnish such Th, ere are three principal objectives an. ' must be reached if we are to yer finally the earnest (inestions of «„"icreasing number of our fellow 3ns concerning UNESCO. W,r ! "rst is '" exP'ain hriefly the k?e7 unreported, fundamental and of SPca' philosophies and principles \f American Legion which are (jVp'Oundation of our position on Sfjj*;MX) and on every other national international issue. iu second is to correct certain W^','' versions of The American c^sons carefully considered national lVention action on UNESCO. \> \ t,le ,ast is '" ma^e '' c"ear tllat %\ Tnen'citn Legion has more than rjjgSh reason to consider UNESCO ftj '? international sanctuary of im- .i/ncal one-worlders, red-tinged rad- and apparently deserters from W S "' '">•'' Americans. |ci|)L.a^ are r'"' philosophies and prin- Stjn'S ""deriving The American Le- |eveJ approach to UNESCO and to SjeV er national and international \^}' can '»' summed up in these \\ v'ords: What Is Best for Amer- •Onie quarters, this concept is i*e. fre(i old-fashioned and out-of- PCo. far as The American Legion ls ils "'"icd. however, this principle jW^alid and essential at this very 1%, nt as it was when our nation was VrTand as it has been throughout v "istorv. . !!'4 szfl ^ ■ut tW * M""- by National Commander J. Add- &it\., '"tner oi The American Legion, £"H ""' of the District "I Columbia, '10 ,! "'itel, Washington, D. C, Noveill- ''"m m News, April, 1956 If doing what is best for America is synonymous with nationalism, then it is an enlightened and constructive form of nationalism. For it inspired The American Legion to be first among the nation's great veteran. patriotic, civic, fraternal and business organizations to support the Marshall Plan; to fight for the establishment of NATO; to endorse former President Truman's action in committing American forces to the defense of the Republic of Korea; to call for a security force in the Pacific similar to NATO; to support President Eisenhower's decision to defend Formosa. These actions are part of the record — a record which clearly shows The American Legion's awareness that collective security agreements, economic and military aid to our allies, and con- b'nued United States participation in the United Nations are in America's best interest. To some, The American Legion's convention approval of continued U. S. participation in the United Nations is in direct contradiction to our action on UNESCO. It is not, of course. It is, instead, but another example of The American Legion's policy of supporting organizations, policies and programs which contribute to our nation's liesl interest, and of opposing those which do not. You understand this, just as you appreciate that The American Legion's convention action on UNESCO climaxed the most extensive study, debate and discussion ever given to any subject by Legionnaires. Unfortunately, some segments of press created the impression thai the UNESCO resolution was passed without sufficient study and discussion. Nothing could be further from the truth, \side from the two days of discussion and debate given the subject by the members of the joint foreign Relations-Americanism convention committee and by witnesses who appeared before it, UNESCO was considered by delegates to many of our Department Conventions this year. As a matter of fact, ten Department Conventions adopted resolutions on the subject. All ten supported existing American Legion policy in opposition to UNESCO. It's a matter of record, of course, that (his subject has also been thoroughly studied and discussed by the National Executive Committee of The American Legion. On even hand is evidence refuting completely the charge that we acted hastily and without sufficient study on UNESCO After reaffirming the action of the National Executive Committee in May, 1953, the 37th convention then resolved, and I quote: "That The American Legion will not name a delegate to the United States National Commission for UNESCO. "That The American Legion urges Congress to repeal the laws creating the United States National Commission for UNESCO and its Secretariat; and that Congress deliver mandates to till Administrative Departments of the United States government to desist from further dissemination of UNESCO and United States National Commission for UNESCO materials, reports and programs within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States. LEGION URGES CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE UNESCO "That Congress be urged to make a complete current investigation of the operations of UNESCO to determine whether or not that agency has complied and is complying with the terms and conditions of Resolution 215 of the House of Representatives and Resolution 122 of the United States Senate. 79th Congress; said resolutions being the basis of the United States participation in UNESCO; provided, further, that investigation be especially made to ascertain 'explicitly whether there has been violation of the provision' of the final portion (which reads ); 'provided, however, that such agenc) shall not interfere with educational systems or programs within the several nations, or their administrations.'" Continuing to ([note the convention resolution: "And if. upon investigation, it is determined that UNESCO has violated any of the conditions as set forth in the resolutions, that Congress be urged to take appropriate Page 15 tng e I
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