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Title Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 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 establish* been anticipated. Once it had been discovered, those who ing the posS t us hold fa( reedom. ROUGH LE* lfronting rision of o in the fed most smist*1 Bill of RigM trter and v> Chief of th le shall baj of the Seoi Senators pr** stitution, a" made in p1" hich shall V s°ught to take advantage of this loophole moved with alacrity. Opportunities are centered, for the most part, in the UN and its specialized agencies. They appear inspired Dy ambition to define and to enforce by treaty the economic and political rights and duties of every human being in the world, including citizens of the United States. This loss of vital sovereignty is not a mere legal scare- j*°w, as the Americans for Democratic Action, the United "°i'ld federalists, the American Civil Liberties Union, |"e American Association for the United Nations, and a ,ew others would have us believe. Amendment of Article VI of the federal Constitution VVl'l limit the treaty-making and executive-agreement pow- ers to their orthodox channels, prevailing between 1787 '""1 1945, where they rightly belong. The proposal for a constitutional amendment was endorsed by the American Bar Association, numerous state ^ar associations and state legislatures, and the National Association of Attorneys-General, representing chiefs of ^e legal departments in forty-eight states; also by the Sons the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Ameri- ites shall b t?n Revolution, The American Legion, the Veterans of in even' stfl institution ' riding."— A] u'ted States! the United States, the American Medical the Association of American Phvsicians and oreign Wars, the Kiwanis International, the Chamber of |°mmerce of ."S'Hiation ."'"I'lins. the American Council of Christian Churches, eneral Federation of Women's Clubs, the Committee for nt fortv-nil °nst'tutionaI Government, and many others. tl i. e movement for an amendment transcends party ties. The threat of a world federal state through UN 'arter amendment makes imperative the prompt passage loruin in of a total' / a Presiue« erican pcopj sonal voice considerab] er the m" snees such' sedes all O* (irt of "pol cnecs flo«'i' vulnerabil'1' ter. Likev ich has bef i, reveals " led freedo«| iditing to .cited. CO*. of the in''' and gull" )idity in <4 i to anticif ligent discj partisan •j lie trend, ' >ordinate "[ Iharter vd1^ lably I tion of ii"' hardly *4 the prop"* ■, 1955 August, W a federal constitutional amendment such as that pro- ! Spd and now before Congress, No time or effort should lost in recognizing and effectuating this growing, Sent public demand. ^nimbly we point out that this must ever remain a gov- K'nt of law and not of men, if we are to preserve our tional heritage as a free and independent people. It is !*e opinion of many that there should be no opposition on e Part of the Executive Department to write into organic J' that which has been long implied. ' is sincerely thought here in the hinterland that the 0rnpt passage of a constitutional amendment will afford efficient roadblock against the forays of the "new '•'in, '"kli of internationalists," pounding at the doors of the fool , ",('d Nations, and thus aid the preservation of our 0,tlonal sovereignty. Americans have developed the habit '''"ding by their contracts, which are never regarded as 1(1 scraps of paper in the field of diplomacy. t the country is to abandon the American way of life , ''niiiiiunisiii (which Cod forbid), let it be done through l(. r(ase of the franchise, rather than having the transition s'ed upon us by any treaty-making machinery! VII. THE AMERICAN WAY In i " this beloved country of ours is a challenge to every ,l]ri''"iiui from the humblest to the most influential. He '/ ''elp crystallize public opinion in his own community. L ''''iiuliile. he can help materially in devoting whole- L^rted "in, support toward insuring preservation ol our ev, "ii ''Stic laws, and through democratic processes of an being careful not to is many misguided Hals seem prone to do. better way of American life, nis "divid Sfc] j, . s birthright for a pot of porridge One traitor left in a vital government position, if sufficiently important, might wreck our country. One Communist is precisely one too many. It is far better to be a blundering, over-zealous patriot than to have a sneaking Communist, fellow-traveler, or Soviet front. Whether the future of this country lies beneath the black cloud of dictatorship, or under the bright sun of freedom and truth, depends entirely upon individuals. If, through apathy, irresolution, and inertia, we permit our liberty to be stolen from us by those bent on filching from us more and more power, that responsibility is ours. There arises a great beacon in this ocean of political and economic turmoil and upheaval, like a rock of ages — the unique constitutional guaranties by which a liberty-loving democracy, claiming certain inalienable rights which its compatriots assert as the gift of the Divine, established under law, not left to the whims of dictators — which points unerringly to a better way of life: The American Way. Our forefathers fought in Revolutionary days to obtain these various freedoms. We must labor worthily to retain them. We dare never lose that light. VIII. APPENDIX Aei's Fom m News, August. 1956 The Proposed Republic of the World Orthodox World Federalists do not envision United Nations Charter revision as a means of merely improving a federation of sovereign states for security purposes. The more radical of them militantly advocate a complete federal republic of the world, employing charter revision as a convenient vehicle to achieve that end. Recause of its priority in advent following the Federal Union Research Institute's report under Lord Reveridge" of Oxford in 1940, the "Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution," which appeared in October, 1947, becomes an important study. It was proposed by eleven college professors, chiefly from America, six of them from the University of Chicago. It proposes a "federal republic of the world."*0 It recognizes four elements of life — earth, water, air, and energy — as the common property of the human race. The management and use of these elements it would subordinate "in each and all cases to the common good." Through a Planning Agency, the social usefulness of plans lor improvement of the world's physical facilities, both public and private, and for the productive exploitation of resources and inventions, are to be determined. A federal convention would be convened triennially in May, consisting of delegates selected "by the people of all states and nations," one delegate for each million "of any extant stale, recognized as sovereign in 1950." These triennial conventions would: (1) Elect a president of the world republic. (2) Choose ninety-nine councihnen constituting the World Council, which would enact legislation for the Republic of the World. (3) Elect an official, strange to our governmental procedure, a Tribune of the People, whose function would be that of "spokesman for the minorities." •ED.'s NOTE: Lord Beveridge will be recalled as the compiler of Specifications for nationalized medicine in Great Britain, as mentioned in Facts Forum News hook condensation, June, 1956. ••The source material discussed and quoted here is from the book, Foundations of the World Republic, by Guiseppe Antonio Borgese, Universitj of Chicago Press, 1053. Page 51
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