MARCH POLL RESULTS
(Closed March 10)
86 Should we- Iel the Chinese' fight the Reds?
65 Do I ,S. servicemen lose U.S. protection when fighting under the UN?
61 |s ;i raise in pay for our congressmen justifiable?
75 Will our decision to defend Formosa he tempered by coexistence policies
29 Are our Supreme Courl .lusiiie-s keeping faith with out' Constitution?
75 Is every increase in governmenl authority a step towards socialism?
19 Should Congress establish a medical insurance plan?
7 If China weis represented in tin- I \ would ii promote peace in Asia?
76 Can petitions lo our governmenl help in the deciding of important issues
15 Is reciprocal trade' really reciprocal?
59 With today's missiles, ilo you favor construction of "Super" air-carriers?
90 Should American History he a compulsory course in all of our colleges?
57 Will U.S. lose Japan lo Communists in economic trade war?
If> Would a nationwide curfew curb juvenile' delinquency?
Fjropriate ur as a functioning economic
doctrine, hut regards human freedom as
""' most indispensable spiritual experience of life'.
Miss Kill.t:\is: Men I sav to Mr.
'■"iiiles that this ielevi of tin' liberal being
''■ the twentieth century is so wrong,
'"''euise | was reading the Bible th.'
"''"'i' ileev anil I find that so marl) of
''l'' beautiful plans and Utopian schemes
°' the liberals today have just been
"'idling hut throwbacks lo centuries ago.
I Weis re'euliiiL- elleolll how Joseph gol
a" the' grain in Egypt anil gave lhe
P*ople .if Egypl securitj because they
u'te starving elm ing the famine. They
J:|llie I,, Joseph, and he' hist look their
"ids iii exchange for Ihe food and then
!!? took their land in exchange for food.
. '"' things that Joseph did wen' so sim-
:,r to ih<' things that are being done
today with our so-called subsidies.
Mr. Covins: I would suggest that in-
i"'l of casting any impreai hmenl on
"' twentieth century, it is evidence eel
"' tenacity of the < Ihristian dogma.
MR. BURT: Are liberals and conservatives
lually opposed to communism?
''"'H . Ilniii.i s: I would seiy lhat if
)"" accept my taking the hard t ore ol
""'t parties and getting rid of the ex-
("""' factions, that they are both anli-
'""imunisl. Bul mi the other hand,
"" ve got to remember that the con-
. evatives have the hysteria ol reaction
'" tlie-ir crowd. The liberals have the
p'ow-traveling do-gooder, the bootleg
'""uniini-l if I men put him partic-
,ar'y in their crowd and ride right
""" in exactly the same way.
Mr. Combs: I'm sure liberals and
"servatives are equally opposed I"
^"'""iiinism. I don'l believe that we- will
'''' augment or preserve the strength of
country unless we acknowledge as
' '"'-'tie I: ill . .:.:.! f.lllh e'.f U.lll Sldls.
t will s.iv this, thai conservatives do
tj "'-^ aboul fighting communism than
I"' liberals do. \n, 1 the conservatives
r e as their cross to carry a reputalion
' obstruction of those' efforts to con-
communism and also their bitter
opposition to every effort made' to improve those sneial conditions which engender communism.
Mu. Ill i KLE1 : This is lik.' I.laming
tin' Lutherans in Germany for the rise
of llitlii ism. The conservatives in ihis
country haven't been in power during
precisely theii period when your liberals
were keeping communism down in the
The average liberal finds it much
more difficult to fight communism effectively lee'e'elllsc ell this inlatliatiotl with
whal the steete ceiu do einel tlie fascination ol change for change's sake in a
social architecture. They re still pointing
lo communism as a heresy, as basically
a line movement lhal jusl happened t"
go ei little hil astray.
Miss Kki.i.t:\ts: I think theoretically
thai liberals think they are opposed to
communism, hui unfortunately all of the
policies thai they advocate are' e'leminu-
nistic in nature. I hey mean well ami.
believe me. I believe in difference of
opinion hui the liberals advocate all of
these measures that have been tried
before and always lead into the- subjugation of the people.
MR. BURT: Is it true that liberals favor
centralization of governmental power while
conservatives want decentralization?
Mil. COMBS: Now. I shall have lo lake-
a leaf From Miss Kellems' book. Il depends upon what historic era you re
leelking about. Initially of course the
Democrats, who were then the liberals,
favored ei decentralization of power, a
very loose and weak federal government.
\nil the Republicans al lhal time, because they wanted lo redeem the bonds
which had been issued hy lhe Consti-
tutional Congress, were For a strong
central government. Therefore, initially,
lhe llaniillonian idea that of the Tories
was [or the concentration or focusing
of power in Washington to hail oul ihe
commercial and industrial elements of
There has been a change since lhal
little. I believe lhal it is only fair anil
honest to sen that ihe' Democrats would
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The Psychometric Laboratory
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' Chapel Hill. N. <:.
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