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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 7, August 1955 - File 031. 1955-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1399/show/1360.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 7, August 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript rdiness Wide World Photo done, we will all being together, or we Will eill hang one hy one"; —A place of practical men who formed ei governmenl while despising government; scholarly men like Jeffer- son intoning that that governmenl is best which governs least; and haughty "i'ri like' Hamilton saying thai the powers which "We the People" delegate bi lhe federal governmenl musl he few. dearly defined, and closely watched; —A place where men wrote ei liill of Rights mil asking lhe government for something, hut telling llu- governmenl "heil it musl mil du: \\ here stern men. firm In their Wth lhal they are suns nf (ind. speak- "'g wilh divine authority, say in government: "Thou shall nol abridge these freedoms which (ind has given us"; Where men know thai morality, conscience, ami happiness are lhe exclusive possession nf individuals emd can '"' achieved only hy individual effort ui'h divine help; \\ here every organic document uf B°vernment, frnm the signing of the "layflower Compact in 102(1 down tn Ul|d including lhe formulation of the "ate constitutions, recognizes the sov- ''' i'lnly of God and invokes His divine blessing; Where equality signifies the- equal ""I'orlancc nf individuals before God ;""1 before the law, hui recognizes the "■finite eliver-ilv nf leilctils. tastes, am- pACTS FORUM NEWS, August, 19SS bitions, capacities, and material conditions eis natural for free men here nn earth anil essential lo the sustenance and progress eef huuiein society; \\ here men realize thai the tyranny ol unrestricted majority rule can be even mure terrible than lhe tyranny uf ei dictator; Where thc universal brotherhood ..I man is not a Utopian dream uf one- worldism, bul a national ideal, actually being achieved by lhe chemistry of time and freedom; —Where men, knowing thai lhe ballot box is not enough lo secure the blessings of liberty, established a constitutional system of limited governmenl In guarantee persona] freedom by law ; \\ here the only valid functions of governmenl are lo preserve lhe peace eunl prevenl individuals frnm infringing mi iln- rights of others, leaving all people free otherwise lo fulfill their own destiny; Where men. believing their rights arc bestowed bv heaven, -eeiel. "We hold these truths In he self-evident, lhal all mili are endowed by their Creator wilh certain inalienable rights, " and founded ei governmenl nn thi- religious assumption: ihe assumption that ever) human individual rich ur poor, big or little heis certain rights thai God heis given him and lhal no power on earth can take away, neither government, an organized group, nnr an overwhelming majorily of lhe people themselves! Reflect on lhal fur a moment—and lake a long and thoughtful look nl the Vmerican liill of Rights, lhe firsl ten amendments to our Constitution. Thev are brief—oidy 462 words. The lan- "ii;i"i is simple: lhe admonitions are stern; and they are negative. They say nothing aboul government's responsibility lo the people, (hi lhe contrary, lhe American lull nf liighls lulls governmenl whal il -hall not dee. Congress shall make no law re- specting an establishment of religion or abridging freedom of speech, or of the press, or the rifrlit of peaceful assembly. 'I lie right of the people lo keep and hear arms shall not lie infringed, Congress shall make no law. . . . That is llu- American philosophy of freedom which fur 125 years filled human hearts with hope eill over the globe, eiml brought a thundering flood tide of immigrants pounding al our shores; immigrants whn were nol looking for se-- curity, bul fur liberty; freedom-loving mill wilh failh: men whn could sing al lhe stern task of carving a greal nation out nf ei raw w ilderness. For generations, few people seemed In know nr care whal made lhe American system lick, ll jusl winked: thai i- all. It was teikcn fur granted that the precious diamonds nf human civiliza- linn were' here, anil only here -in America. For over a century, a supreme ecstacy of millions was lhe voyage to America. There was no oilier earthly experience remotely comparable to il in ils sense of joy and magnificent hope. Vnd there was sheer magic in the old American formula. It wrought miracles iipeui the swarming millions whn came here seeking the promised land. In a miraculously shorl time it produced the greatest civilization lhe world bus ever seen. Aiicienl feuds and class-cunseiuus het- treds nf Europe failed In lake roots in lln' -nil ,,f America until recently, when they were planted and nourished by alien philosophies. Onlv in lhe twentieth century have Americans begun lo ileiiil.l and fear anil lose their failh—lose tin- old cocksure confidence in the abso- 77ee jilaee oj children and laughter. — Photo by David Slrickler Page 29
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