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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 1, January 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • 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
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Transcript pi-rity based upon armament production is a fool's paradise.' Bul then be looks around for something else lor thi v- , rniii,ail I,, spend money on: "But there is plenty ,.f productive work thai needs I,, !"■ ,l,,nr in \iniriiei. and in the- world —work that will pay fnr itself in social emd economic benefit.' Thi- -n-m- te. In- littli' more than the Keynesian concept, ll mighl work in a dictatorship, but thr plain fait i- the- simple one that politicians who musl stand fnr reelection are jusl nol going to discontinue thr spending hinge- eis I.unl Keynes held should be done during times ol prosperity. It is tin- "planned economy," lml withoul thr brakes Keynes proposed. And there i- the little matter of lln- national debl something Mr. Canham due'- not mention. Nor does In- mention the- attendant inflation thai has, in effect, confiscated savings <,l citizens and reduced many ol them in ei degree ,,f de- pendenc) upon government. In hi- closing paragraph Mr. Canham places much-needed emphasis upon spiritual values as he expresses a high degree of hopefulness. "If tin' Miii-riiem economy continues I,, evolve toward more ami more evenly balanced power, if tin- American people iniir,' deeply understand eiml exemplify their destin) as ;i part ,,l emergent freedom in the world, if the thorny road of diplomacy and power politics is trodden with wisdom, zeal, ami practi- cal idealism if the definitely marked turning toward religious ami spiritual values i- followed u|, hv people in daily living «'■ mav surely -;i\ that em age eif deepening, widening progress can Iii' ahead. Bul earlier in hi- book In- adopts eiml propounds a basic collectivisl tenet which would point in quite another direction. Advanced em' two so-called "principles": self-determination and interdependence. \ world is contemplated "where the well-being nf one is clearly dependent upon the well-being of all." In a system of complete interdependence, dependability mighl he considerably wauling. Certainly, the habit of dependency upon others or upon governmenl would not augur well I'm individual freedom ami ils handmaiden, dependability. If we- will leiok eil our Declaration eef Independence we will find llu- tenet of interdependence to be a drastic departure from our original Foundation. Firsl lie- acknowledgment wa- made thai all nun are created—that i-. I.,,,I was acknowledged. Then wa- acknowledged the facl thai men eire endowed by the Page 50 Creator wilh certain unalienable rights that i-. God, nol government, was acknowledged a- lhe author of liberty. ll wei- from thi> standpoint that llie sign- ers were able to "pledge lo each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our -ee, red Honor." Thi- seems i<» !„■ the logical order in line human cooperation cooperation freely given from the' strength of individual independence rather than commanded by ei doctrine of interdependence, lhe Declaration of Independence was effective because it wei-. firsl ol all, ;i declaration of dependence upon (nul. Observance of ihis starting-poinl distinguishes individual freedom from anarchy ami it should also discourage ihe tendency to place demands on others. Mr. Canham reflects ihis standpoint when he' write-. "The drive of competition emd of individualism, when wedded to llu- -em-,' ,ef social responsibility, is an imperative mandate for growth." "Social responsibility" i> one of those vague terms, hut il should certainly in- ihiile restraint of impulses to impose on others and lo conducl their affairs for them, a- well ei- maintaining the humanitarian attitude expressed hv the Good Samaritan. The author give- us a clear definition of iln' inner strength of America. \- we hold io thi- we may, indeed, find occasion for hopefulness. "Any society, rooted ;e- American society is. iii tin- infinite Importance of the individual is ;i -e.eieH with ;i spiritual and moral base." <;. W. DeArmond, .Ik. The Decline of the American Republic By John T. Flynn, The Devin-Adair Co., 23 E. 26th St., New York 10. N. Y., I?5S, 226 pp.. 53.00. "\\ '■ have passed through ei i, \ ■,lu- tion. World Weir II em.I our presenl embarrassments in Europe ami Asia are merely ihe material manifestations ,,l T imrr ei'lie \e'w abui pris, itsel « on, rega Mar prin bun lhe basic eli-eei-e. Thai disease is I ing less than Ihi-: lhal we hei\e- ■ eh,ni-el the' Fundamental principH which ih, Vmerican Republic was I For ihe perplexities in which wi' trapped in Europe, for lhe ronfj and frustration we ele, not kn,,w ha end in Asia, for the crushing debS taxes at home and the almosl mil|(,B able infusion of treason in our ment and ,,nr society, there is remedy -<> long a- we continue to eem ourselves wilh lhe symptom* less ignore lhe roots of disease. We w ill i*j quit In make some headway against • New tragic problems when we have tin'' our age In look with utter realism »• by cause and recognize tbat il will be IJ 'bat not in Europe or Asia but in lhe ''' onl, we have' committed against our lu** lor our heritage and destiny when we I" wipi to i|t'-tlie\ lhe Mil,'I'i,5111 111 |>uhlir' . A This. then, is the basic thesis of' revi T. Flynn's mosl recent I k. Mr- " ',,ul undoubtedly, i- hesl known f"r '"« pungenl Jeremiads. Hut Ibis il"'**.. ." ' make him an easy person for bis asi eral" critics in dismiss. He ha- '" up loo much of a record of being for lhal. for instance, Mr. I'I*-"". being howled down in lhe III,' -' hi- assertions lhal had bankinS speculating practices were iiiii'11 dangerous instability into inn ni*» structure. In lent, the' night I"'1"'! ,'",'. stock market crash in l<)29 a Weill' ^j' personage was engaging in lln' I'." (| , pastime of ridiculing Mr. I'lvin'' s( lo foil"* '• SOCli ado] \\V I r, wot] upp, tan dictions of ;i depression t< speculative those days ho.mi hen in pr Mr. Flynn wa*- kn roi Ue$ orv frequent writer for lhe \eir K'F ((f j, and other Liberal journals, as aJ v\\ri eipanl in the revisionist studied Sp,M, World War I munitions scandal S()0n relentless critic of the financial ' ,M.|(| which were then threatening "in ..;.,,, of private enterprise. In those '^'-i. n.iti, Flynn was called "a dangerous '-' natii lecli CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IMPORTANT * When General WilBam F, Dean was released from a Communli prison eell In North Korea iwo yean ago after having withstood ••■■■■i1" of "brainwashing," he came home to Washington and had break!8* wilh Presidenl Eisenhower, Following llii- breakfast the President He'1 ;i press conference. He said to- sometimes wondered wh> more of °11 , ^ Boldiers had not mcenmbed to Communisl Indoctrination, teli itii- wa} because of the meager education given our >( ml 1"' ,l( "I prol'1'' of l! whal their obligations are to a free form of government, what l S|ttoi means in support It, ami whal i( lakes to Keep ii ami miss it on. •-',' '" re Presidenl was saying in effeel lhal 4merlcan citizenship education ' \, vitally important to tlie strength ami securit) of our nation, anil •-■•' in / enough of it. Even as Mr. Eisenhower expressed ''"^ ( m\ there wasn t enougn ot it. Kveu anxiety, some school systems and colleges were conduct ing ouursri* * Jv .J( American citizenship education, ami some were planning such coin"-'"" nf ■- Vmiiiiii*- school system i- versatile, and mam schools are begin'1', n]ov to recognize the immediate Importance of more positive leaching ' l -American citizenship. Reprinted from The National Pi Letter ol (>. tober, 195 I m is Forum Nei I- AC JanM |
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