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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
Language eng
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  • 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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript BIT OF AMERICANA! Ralher than to quote, at this point, a single Liberal spokesman, let me quote virtually all of them. Let me quote the president of the League of Women Voters of Middletown, Indiana, the book reviewer of the country weekly, the minister of the local church, the professor of politics ai Harvard I niversity, and the editor of the New York Times: Ql 01 E: The fact remains that not one conviction has resulted from thc activities of Senator McCarthy. It follows that his career heis been useless. I submit thai ibis bit of Americana is as representative a Liberal statement as any in our history emd thai it tells us rather a lot about lhe Liberals' capacity for logical and meaningful thought. \lle.w me lo analyze il by quoting Senator McCarthy himseli. Let me quote a lew paragraphs from bis testimony last summer before lhe Jenner Committee mi congressional investigating procedures. I quote now from a man who above all others, lhe Liberals assure us, knows "either how lo Ibink. nor what lo think. Bearing this in mind, compare the quality of thought in Ihe ensuing words wilh 'heii embodied in the daily anti-McCarthy editorial or speech we all read or bear: Let me, at this point, [seiid Senator McCarthy to the Jenner Committee! address iin-i'll ie. another prominent misapprehension, the effects of which l.e-eet down up.... ui.' and our committee eis regular!) as the' -ein rises. That is the' eternal wen whoop: Hov, many convictions heeve- you gotten? Nol many? Then it follows theit your work heis been either unnecessar] or incompetent. It is not tlie' Function of a congres sional committee to get either indictments ur convictions. Frequently, committee week eleee-s lead down the path to the Justice- Department But convictions most often result from the activities of those committees thai address themselves to out-Snd-out lawbreaking *•*• to graft, corruption, income tax evasion, etc. In the field of security, an Indictment or a conviction is extremely hard to gel —not because there are', seey. fewer Communists in this country than there' are income tax evaders. IHut] a successful Communist is precisely theit person who is skilled in throwing you and nie off his tracks. In self-defense, then, it became the policy of the federal government tu weed e.ut of government all persons eihout whose' loyalty there is a reasonable doubt —not just those persons who can definitely he established to he eige-nts uf the Soviet Union. The government dues not go on to prosecute, nor sheeule! it—nor could it under the Constitution- the feele-iail employee about whose loyalty there' is merely a reasonable doubt: it is satialiia! to dismiss him From leeleaeel service. It heis been mv principal concern, over the pasl years, to reetit security risks oul of government and defense industries. Mv chief concern hits not hea-n. in other words, to bring to trial those responsible' tor espionage and policy sabotage that has already been committed, but rather to prevent future espionage umi policy sabotage. Every time a security risk is e'ie'e'ted fiyem el sensitive agency of geive'in- ment or a defense plant, a step has been taken to guanl against the possibility of future espionage. It is not as glamorous eer eis spee'tae'ilhir to prevent a future Alger Hiss from changing the course' of history at a future Villa as it is l.i eletect an Alger Hiss who did change the course "I history eet ei past Yeiltei. Rut I am more interested in preventing Future Valtas than in punishing those lee blame for past ones—even if this inceens that I am not in a position to dangle' ei welter of -<5ilps in the' hue's ol my critics who, for a reason I cannot hope to —Wide World Photo ?.«5» ,. Senator Ralph Flanders (right) bonds Sen. Joe McCarthy written notice that he will ottack ?"" on the Senate floor. The presentation was made during Senate probe of the McCarthy- ,ri«y dispute. FACTS FOKUM NEWS. June. 1055 understand, seem to he saying that my activities and these uf our committee are not justified unless we- produce a daily quota of traitors who have already stabbed this nation in the back. It is nut enough, it scetns. theel we' eire devoting ourselves to insuring, as best we can, then she shall not he Stabbed in the hack at some future moment. There is more depth, more attention to logical process, and a greater respect for intelligence in these few paragraphs than in volumes on lhe subject by the most expensive Liberal educators, editors, and publicists. I have given jusl a few illustrations of representative Liberal logic, and move now lo an examination of another category of Liberal thinking, still under the broad heading of irrationality. HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINOS! I have on several occasions heard Liberals patronizingly dismiss any complaint about their inconsistencies by quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson. I think il wets, who remarked thai "a foolish consistency is tbe hobgoblin of little minds." Emerson was right: but not so the Liberals who lean on him so heavily. If today we write a check on insufficient funds, it would be foolish indeed if in the future we were to bemoan the' "inconsistency" involved in writing cheeks on existing deposits. Nor can any reasonable member of this community criticize a regenerated Louis Budenz for the inconsistency of opposing, in 1951. the' same dictatorship of the proletariat he supported so ardently in 1911. Just lhe same, consistency is nol ei supernumerary virtue. For basically, consistency is justice, anil therefore the inconsistent man. or the man who tolerates or supports inconsistency, is an unjust man. The law, for example, seeking justice, metes out the same penalty for the same offense. The society that sen tences one drunkard lo twenty-four hours in jail and another In the electric chair is unjust and could expect no quarter from Mr. Emerson: but this is the kind of inconsistency theit. due lo the curious workings of his mind, time and time again the Liberal is guilty of. An example or two: Senator Ralph Flanders gets up on the floor of Lhe Senate and asks whether or nol an unnatural relationship between Roy Colin and David Schine and Senator McCarthy doesn't satisfactorily explain their behavior throughout the Army episode. Good show. Ihe Liberals seem to sav. in unison; and immediately the wheels turn, the sabres flash, and before vou know it our publicists have ground oul a new folk hero the granite-faced, jut - jetwe'il. tough-talking New England dragon-killer; Edward Murrow's taut face momentarily relaxes ;is he smiling contemplates the essential goodness of man and democracy, and lhe sophisticated and calloused National Press Club in Washington breaks precedent to give Tace 5:1
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