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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • 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 l<» ,in America may well have an important bearing on our future foreign relations and ultimately on the whole problem of lasting peace. Senator H. Alexander Smith (R-N. J.) .... I regard tlie ruling of the United States Supreme Court as insulting rather than honoring my race. . . . The South had better beware in another direction. While it is being frantic over the segregation ruling, it had better keep its eyes open for more important things. One instance of government by fiat has been rammed down its throat. . . , We could get more rulings on the tame subject and more far-reaching any day. It pays to weigh every saying and action, However trivial, as indicating a trend. In the ruling on segregation, the unsuspecting nation might have witnessed a trial balloon. A relatively sale one. since it is Sectional and on a matter not likely to ttouse other sections of the nation to the Support ol the South. If it goes off well, a Precedent has been established. Govern- "icni by (iat can replace the Constitution. ZtHIA Neale Hurston (in the August 1 I. L955, Orlando, Fla., .Sentinel) . I cannot help but think how we must l(»»k today to the world. We live in a world [jlOSt ill whose people are of a different color "ten white. What are they thinking when '"embers of the highest American parliamentary body announce themselves as against Judicial decisions granting equality to col- '""<<! people in America? How fares the '"Wet Union in the propaganda war as a r<'s'|lt <>f these developments? I his is such a grave crisis that I believe ,|(' highest political authority in the land, "leaning the President of the United States, 'Dllsl Place. 14 exercise some role in what is taking Hi 1 think the President should call a Whit ""se conference of all the governors, sen- J°js and representatives of the states in ,hich the Supreme Court ruling is being t''u,l lie should confront them firmly but ?*|siderately with the fact that the nation ,'''Y is faced with a choice between anarchy bl! n'"' r"'r °^ 'aw' ^ tne Constitution can r? nonted in one realm, what of all other "ealms? Senator Richard 1.. Neuberger (D-Ore.) gt' - ■ it is meet, and the sacred obligation i those devoted to the preservation of the ^'s,( limitations on the power of the central '\''r>!iiirnt to apprise their associates of l| .' "linen H*'lr alarm and the specific deviations that V]tV'f' " ln cnanffe our rorTn °f government, tjj. ""'( the consent of the governed, in the '"""'■ provided by the Constitution. J^rned to a> i ercised field becomes a precedent and an invitation j,! ,n^idge in further assumption of powers ■'.'""' fields tomorrow, of .'"'"cfme, when the temporary occupants frr ""'' office in the judicial branch deviate |,]t|.'' ''"' limitations" imposed by the Const i- Vl,,"i" so'ne members of tlie legislative IL;' f,,('' impelled to call the attention of C "'I'e.o nd the th, •••.,. auues and tlie country to Cot, f-rs jnherent in interpretations of th. ;l(.f(ls(|tntion, reversing long-established and tlu, '''''d law and based on expediency at ^orifice of consistency. Representative Howard W. Smith (D-Va.) 'liS| '' doubt it is the legal right of those who ky pjVc the law as thus interpreted to Seek ;iii„ ,l^hi] means, such as a constitutional htiv '"'",- t() change it. This stated ob- 'f.Hi,'' "* those who have joined in the Dec- 00 "f Constitutional Principles, there- ('ls Forum News, June, 1956 fore, is wholly within their rights, and I do not criticize them for this portion of their action, although I disagree with this objective. But I deeply regret the action — which will have the effect of encouraging resistance to the Court's orders — to which their convictions have impelled them. . . . I hope that those who urge resistance to the Court's order will recognize that others of us with equal conviction and sincerity believe that the law of the land and the basic principles of our religion and our democracy, as well as tin- clear needs of our foreign policy, require strong support of the Court's rulings. Senatoh Paul H. Douglas (U-Ill.) White people down here (south of the Chickahominy) now feel a sense of security and confidence which they lacked a year ago. Then they were scared and craved Leadership and organization in grappling with the new and fearsome thing, 'desegregation." (This was at a time when no northern papers reported any discontent with desegregation.) \ow, today, when the northern papers (ride tlie New York Times) are frantic with the discovery that there exists a veritable war against the Supreme Court decree, tbe Southerners are actually calmer, because they feel — what with leadership and organization—they are getting somewhere. Human Events. March 24, 1956 I am a strict constitutionalist and my view of the United States is a confederation of forty-eight independent states, which have joined together iiulissohibly for mutual advantage. I have watched with growing concern not only the Invasion of those rights by the central government, but the almost eager surrender of those rights by the several states, in exchange for sundry handouts. Therefore, in principle, I feel that the United States Supreme Court decision on desegregation of public schools was constitutionally unsound. That is the view which many people hold with whom I otherwise disagree. On the other hand, the Southern States have, in the main, shown gross irresponsibility in their obligation toward a large segment of their citizenship, Certainly the central government, in view of the Constitution, cannot permit a third of the citizens in an area to be deprived of their rights as American citizens, and to be the victims of gross discrimination based solely on color. .... While I favor states' rights, I do not feel that this gives the states the right to do anything they choose and to violate the Constitution. I have lived and traveled in the South and I know very well what it means to be a Negro there. George S. Schuyler Associate Editor, Pittsburgh Courier" °Larycst Ni-uro newspaper in the United States, 'flic issue i.s not a choice, contrary to what Mr. Walter Lippmann says, between the "fierce defense in the peep South of the white way of life" and the "militant demand of the N'egro for enforcement of the decree" in the segregation cases. Segregation is a minor issue. The predominant issue is whether any bianeh of the federal government, including the Supreme Court, is empowered to act as a "super-legislature," or so usurp the undelegated and reserved rights of the states and the federal government, without conforming to the constitutional procedure prescribed for {(institutional amendments. Wabjucn Jefferson Davis, (lounselor at Law, Ramona, (lalif. You Know... the dangers that threaten our freedom the imperative need for being well-informed BUT what about your friends, neighbors, and business associates? Do they have ready access to the FACTS? Are they aware of the positive action they must take if America is to remain a truly self-governing land of the free? May We Invite Them To Join You in Reading FACTS FORUM NEWS free of cost to you? Just send us the name and address of every person you can think of . . . the more the better . . . who should be reading "America's most thought-provoking magazine." Your friends need FACTS FORUM NEWS. Facts Forum needs your help . . . to inspire clear thinking to insure that our children inherit the birthright of free choice we enjoy as our heritage. Mail your list today to FACTS FORUM NEWS Dallas 1, Texas I I Page 39
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