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more than I.i percentage points higher than the bottom
Out of more than $60 billion collected in federal
tax revenues at present, only $2.4 billion comes from
indiv idual income taxes in excess of the 25 per cent rate.
The power to impose death and gift taxes would be
removed from Congress by this amendment, which
would allow the states to use these sources of revenue.
Only 1 per cent of the total federal budget is derived
I loin these taxes.
All amendments to the Constitution except the Sixteenth Amendment arc designed to restrict and tic down
the federal government rather than enlarge its powers.
Our forefathers, in setting up the Constitution, placed
a limitation on the taxing power of the federal government in order that the individual might remain free.
Thomas Jefferson expressed their philosophy when he
said: "Do not talk to me about the integrity of public
officials. I say: chain lhe politicians to the limitations
of the Constitution itself."
THE BYRD-BRIDGES AMENDMENT would require that federal taxes equivalent in amount to appropriations be
imposed by Congress except in time of declared war,
or when the I nited Stale'- i- engaged in open hostility
against an external enemy.
This amendment would outlaw the unbalanced budget which is the cause of inflation, and make illegal the
passing on to future generations of bills for present-da)
THE BRICKER AMENDMENT would prevent treaties or other
international agreements which conflict with any provision of the Constitution from hav ing any force or effect.
Unless implemented by appropriate legislation, a treat)
or other international agreement could not become a
part of our internal law.
During the past few years "treaty law"' has become
more powerful clue to changes in judicial interpretation
and new concepts concerning international affairs. Many
people feel that the continued supremacy of "treaty law"
endangers the liberties of the American people and the
constitutional form of government,
THE REED-WALTER AMENDMENT would permit three-fourths
of the state legislatures, through proposal and ratification, to amend the Constitution entirely bv their own
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If an informed public feels that these amendments are necessary for the preservation of our Constitution, it can help to create the demand for this action.
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ll -telle- we
to the -teltc-
itii-l infiltration of Formosa, because lhe
native unless i Heels can no longer find collaborators.
e Constitution "j Reports from refugees and defectors,
thin ?,lho determinedly make their vveiy lo
Ml ormosa. indicate thai there is no organized anti-Communist resistance on
tin- mainland, hut that strong anti-Corn-
rnunist guerilla bauds exist, especially
in \nrili China. Constant rebellions are
reported, and widespread dissatisfaction
nt, The Reed'
below, woul"1 lh
throughout lied China. It is confidently
Iffirmed that the Chinese people will
bally around ('.luting Kai-shek, lb- hae-
become the known and accepted symbol
of freedom from communism. He represents the only organized force againsl
llids. and has a long-established
record of fighting them.
Ihe second strongest point of anti-
Communist resistance ill Asia is South
Korea, valiantly defiant of threatened
J (aC'immiinisI mililarv aggression. Third is
(no"»»f,/7i Civilian,, where Premier Diem is
^^njfh'-perately trying lo consolidate his
al "' ""''.,, rn,,- einel prepare the Vietnamese for
ratio to Hid lemocratic government.
i.eieil system "j
ASIATIC COUNTRIES COOPERATE
mid provide ' As firsthand reports from fellow-
„■ taxes. \ hi^'x-ians spread the truth about commu-
roved l.v thr'''' J'-'"- patriotic leaders throughout
-I i- hiiwcvt'r''""'hi'ast Asia arc realizing their im-
es in nations
ider this me
it case, h"»'
the t..p in"' ''*'
inbuilt peril and lhe urgency of uniting
in a desperate efforl lo resisl Communisl encroachment. The governments of
Ceylon. Thailand, and Pakistan an- definitely anti-Communist. Even in Burma,
Malaya, and Indonesia, courageous anti-
Communisl leaders arc rising. Mohammed \titsir. leeulcr of the Moslem party
in Indonesia, is seiid to bene the strongest anti-Communist organization in
Southeast I sin. As a group, the Moslems
constitute the most aggressive force
againsl communism in both the \cur
and Far Cast, lu India, the anti-Corn-
muni.-l movement is small lint verv active. The Philippines, of course, remains
iln- outpost of free democracy in Asia.
Delegate'- from ni'"' \-ialic peoples
Turkey. Pakistan, Burma, Japan, the
Philippines, South \ ietnam. Hong Kong,
anil Okinawa me) i" an informal five-
week conference on Formosa, May 25
lo .lane 30, 1955, feir the purpose of expanding the organization of the Asiatic
/'copies' Anti-Communist League, initiated hv South Korea in May. 1951. Information and experiences were exchanged, and plans formulated for a ro-
ordinated campaign eigeiinst communism.
Significantly, Pr. V. D. Poremshy,
president of NTS. and Andrei SveUanin,
NTS Far Eastern expert, were invited
lo attend the conference as representatives of ihe Russian people. Their reception in this capacity hv the Free Chinese
governmenl constitutes the first official
en I -if llii.- kind. Plans for coordination
of the Liberation Movements in Europe
and Asia were discussed, and active coordination initiated in the political warfare campaigns of Free China and the
Russian Liberation Movement through
This latter action was the most hopeful note in lhe informal Formosa conference. In the formidable task facing
anti-Communist Asiatic liberation leaders, the strong support of the ll est is
desperately needed, ll was made clear,
however, that this support must he given
on the basis of an equal alliance. There
niii-l he full recognition of the sovereign
an.l independent status of the indigenous
anti-Communist forces whether these
be the recognized government or (in
Communist-dominated countries) its
The fallacies of Western policy were
discussed as tragic fails, without rancor.
Discouraging as the presenl prospect is.
Asiatic anti-Communist leaders still have
hope that ih.' West, especially the
United States, nill take a firm stand in
defense of human rights before il is too
We regret thai
Admiral Hen M
Road to Power
Atomic Sett nti*
croft'e speech, '
credit was oot driven
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tree l*a artic <■. "The
'; also to Tin /lull
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Th<- Future Use* of
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