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LETTERS to the EDITORS
STATUS OF FORCES
To ihe Dallas Times Herald:
Engraved in Ihe marhle overhead in
lhe amphitheater behind the Tomh of
the ( nknown Soldier in Arlington, are
these words "\\ hen we assumed the
soldier we did nol lay eiside- the citizen."
\\ hut a mockery our governmenl
made of these words when they ratified
the NATO Status of Forces Treaty which
places our servicemen overseas under
the jurisdiction of foreign courts even
though lhe Army manual they carry
stales they are subject l" \merican law
and the protection of our Constitution.
This unconstitutional treaty and the
others yel to be presented for ratification can deprive the American people
of all freedoms given them in the Hill
of Rights. This fact and the |iasl de-lri-
inenteil executive agreements demon-
strati' the necessity for the Bricker
Mrs. I/. K. Ilslult. Sr.
112 Hathaway, Houston Texas
To the Binghamton (N.Y.) Press:
Those' who fear war with Chinesi
Reds should be realistic.
The vaunted Communisl army is «
paper tiger, absolutely helpless if cha
leiiL'iil by ei major power. China's in-
dustrial potential is inferior to Switzerland s. and the Chi-lied eiir force
lacks facilities to keep it in repair in
Support by the Russians? What good
is the Trans-Sib Railway after the firsl
H-bomb hits Mukden? Will the Russians give Chou's governmenl supplies
which lie cannol pay for? Chou knows
half his army would go home at the
first shot, the other half would defei i
to Chiang when the lawful governmenl
returned to the mainland.
Settling accounts with Mao and Chou
would settle the accounl firmly am
finally, in the best traditions of tin
I nited States.
\inl Khrushchev, having plenty of
troubles eit home, would have to sii by
and watch it happen.
Ih a F. Darling
5 Baltimore rVve., Binghamton, N.Y.
THE STAKES—U.S. TREASURY
To the li all Street Journal:
Your editorial "Foreign Aid Forever
is excellent. Just who is persuaded
iiLr;iiiist communism by American hi''
lieens for foreign aid?
Win should lhe foreign poor lovf
\merica? American billions are <"'}
given to the foreign poor. Foreign poll'
lieans get the American billions an"
they sell American frxnl emd ;r<><>11 - ""'''
to those who can well afford to pay.
Congress weis loath to vote the St.
Lawrence Seaway. Why? Because Ann'''
ieeui taxpayers knew something aboul
the St. Lawrence Seaway, liul France
L'ni ei seaway underwritten by American
Foreign aid could degenerate in'°
nothing hut international political racke*
teering with the United States Treasury
as the- stakes.
None of this is helped hy a Preside"1
who rejects with all his mighl an) '""
stitutional curtailment of his power j°
compel American taxpayers to fool i'1'
hill feer foreign commitments oxer whi'
we have no control emd about which ^'
Mabel C. Bliss
2<)20 Y Atlantic BM«
Ft. Lauderdale, Flori*
# # * • *
I- To lhe' Dallas Times llerultl:
The' Fifth vmenilmi'iil to the' Con?"'
tiitii.n says very clearly and emphatic"'•
ilieil no person shall "he deprived of '■ '
liberty, or property, withoul due pr"1'"
of law.'' ...
\iiel yet, on March ".. 1951, tin' '
Human Rights Commission voted nol
recognize eis ei fundamental hum*
lit lo own properly. '"'j
two of the eighteen neilimis represent*
on the' I \ Human Rights Comm>s
voted to uphold property rights.
A former chairman "I the 1 N "'""ji
Rights Commission, Dr. Charles " j,
of Lebanon, has pointed oul thai al".'',"|.
Iv and minis to the draft of the human rifPl
covenants "responded for the mosl I1'
111.ere lee Sen. ii'l them lo Wi'sleTll pll»"l
The Bricker Amendment unuld •'"
maticall) iliness oul any treaty or ex' j
live agreemenl authorizing seizure
property withoul due process of I*"' e
Ihns long are we going to permit
FACTS FORUM NEWS, April, lS'
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