establish* been anticipated. Once it had been discovered, those who
ing the posS
t us hold fa(
o in the fed
Bill of RigM
trter and v>
Chief of th
le shall baj
of the Seoi
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
the United States, the American Medical
the Association of American Phvsicians and
oreign Wars, the Kiwanis International, the Chamber of
."'"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
of a total'
/ a Presiue«
er the m"
sedes all O*
(irt of "pol
ich has bef
i, reveals "
of the in'''
)idity in <4
i to anticif
lie trend, '
tion of ii"'
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
of internationalists," pounding at the doors of the
, ",('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
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-
support toward insuring preservation ol our
''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,
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
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
Our forefathers fought in Revolutionary days to obtain
these various freedoms. We must labor worthily to retain
them. We dare never lose that light.
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
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.