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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.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript ^UMJd ic anyway; the two classic forms have become blurred in practice and they bene always been fruit of the same tree. ll probably all depends upon the accident of who ind- up in control of the thing. I lie "planned economy" can and el...- mean either or both. "Socialism" has become something of ;i cuss word in America eunl Ice- been pretty well abandoned by everybody lml the Communists, lb.I.' arc -lill a few good old- fashioned Socialists like Norman Thomas who will not let the advantages of deception dictate abandonment of the term. Bul il i- a safe bet that, whatever form of socialism we- may gel. il will be- called something else except, ..f course, by -mil critics as John T. Flynn. lb; insists llpeen tin- generic term. The author holds thai lhe decline or socialization of our Republic had its origin primarily in the academic theo- rizing "f iln- intellectuals. He holds thai lhe process heul to assume two stages: first, the centralization of power in the national government bv the dismantling of ibe federal system of I.", separate republics pin- ei fede-reil government of clearly and definitely limited power-: eiml second, llu- further conversion of the national government into a Socialist State, lb'- accomplishment of the first stage eel-ee revolutionizes the basic philosophy em.I law of governmenl -■> ei- lo permit completion ol the second stage. Mr. Flynn's contention is that this was done by reinterpretation of the Con- stilulinii -ei ei- tee permit what, for 1 15 years, it was held to forbid. The ihcsis seems tenable enough so that llii- buck -lleelllll pi3i\i(|e' -e.lllC very interesting reading ten or twenty years from now. perhaps as much as I- II ,' Go Marching provides today. Mr. Flynn's comments on the- inllu- ence e.f iln- intellectuals "Eggheads" in u- deserves considerable quotation. But he does not share F.gL'headian illn~- ioii lhat the wise and benevolent rule will In- their ultimate province. "The last quarter of lhe 18th century and lhe firsl quarter of the 19th produced the mo-i extraordinary eruption in history of whal have come I., be known ee- Eggheads. The Egghead has been defined bv Louis Bromfield a- a character who pretends to ih.' liile- of philosopher—a soil of professional intellectual—dedicated io the theory that the Egghead- eire the appointees nf destiny who will bring something known in the intellectual trade ei- security' to a creature known as tin' 'common man.' in return for which he will deliver himself to the management of a Page 52 society of the Eggheads toda) embraces Communists, Socialists, rudimentary Fascists, along wilh their wives and certain rich men's sons .mil daughters, and even some corporate vice-presidents. "It is a fail the significance and in- fiuence <ef which cannot he ignored, that al lln- base "f all these schemes nf social reconstruction—from Plain to Marx -ran llii- idea of the Soviet oj the Intellectuals. "The rool idea al lhe bottom of this long history eef reckless blueprinting from Plain lo Karl Marx. Aneurin Bewail. Henry Wallace, ami their dis- ciples -inh as Dr. James Conant, Hr. ll.iliiri Oppenheimer anil the essayists of the floundering Nation, lhe New Republic einel the Daily ll orker is lhat social planning is lhe peculiar mission of the poet, the playwright and the novelist, iln- scientist ami ihe teacher generally. Obviously, I do nol imply thai ihis disease afflicts all writer-, teachers and intellectuals. I merely suggest lhal thc members of these crafts, some of them dissatisfied with their share of the -.ee ieil dividend, ein- apt lo offer a peculiarly sensitive incubation lo these giddy ideas. In lhe lasl 20 year- in America llu- disease has run like- a scourge through mir colleges and j<.ur- nals of opinion. "One' does mil inn inlo many authentic poet- who assume thai their peculiar power enables them In split lhe atom or even understand whal it ie.. Bul as every man in ei free society is a citizen, he is at liberty i" suppose that the role "f citizenship itself qualifies him lo rule or. even more, in divert himself in llu- intoxicating pastime of social architecture. "The building eunl direction of the Slate throughout iln- hl'cs has been considered a department of philosophy bv the philosophers. It is a fact thai all during human history, society ha- consisted of the In rd and lhe shepherd— lln- masses, and lhe monarch and lords eunl warriors who underst I the mrth- eeel- of acquiring power. The intellectual, if he was present, served the warrior. There were in mosl early civilized societies intellectuals who gagged al this rub- of tin- knight and lln- soldier. Hence they dreamed of lln- perfect commonwealth where they would rule the herd. The' herd would I"- better off, nol because il acquired the righl lo rule it- self, lml because <>f the- benevolent mas- tership of llu- philosophers. "The men who operate the Smieili-i State ih»- State thai possesses iln' combined powers of governmenl emd industrial and commercial authority wilh unlimited [.ewer in tax w ill nol !"■ the intellectuals. Neither ihe philosophers nor ibe scientists nor iln- technicians will stand 'eet the control switches of the nation.' Il will he the Hitlers, the Mu—o- .'5. the Stalins, the Bulge..... is. 'j"^ .a- and their breed.' Mi. Flynn's contention that the l'a ^ p' character of the American govern-**! a has been drastically changed by jiulic , " reinterpretation of lhe Constitution]„ - summed up in the following ipiotaii°*0 ' * "The' Supreme Court is empowi-",, .■ Ii /■ ■ t* ,'tf'*llt'M er the I .onstitution. lo interpiei ,jijn , meaning of lhe Constitution "tenet's stions of jiielieieil differences apw leul. according to ils limc-linn0! practice, interpreted the ConstitiJ questions ol pidicial ilillcrcne es apt "knows ll heul. according to ils limc-li".i0!'l,.s„||r, ill .. Serve lo mean wheel its framers wanted " ^,|. ti. welfar i mean wneu us iramers waiucu - ^jr lean, eunl declared Roosevelt's '"'"'""'.'si iiul i acts unconstitutional in the mosl Jwclfar portant case by unanimous dccisi L|nj1|(i There was, therefore, but one .'""of i|„. open In the revolutionary cabal j ,1( Washington, ll weis a plan lo eliani-'* aib■„,.; Constitution, literally to wreck lhe "nnieiu i Fundamental structure of lhe \mefi' ■■•|-|| corned by Rooseve was presented i" overnment. nol only by orderly |"'° extend a- laid down in the Constitution. '""Bpeeifi judicial interpretation. Tbe plan eluded accomplishing ihi- lawless aim w ablative almosl ei- soon .'gi.im , him. This was ;,- u,.| .nfeunous scheme 'lo pack the Sup'Vas in Court.' " (The direct attempt failed) [i(. the same end was accomplished in1''.!, a . I) through enactment of a new <e Wovid menl law.) ,.""' a "Willi the appointments of fcfeati Black. Stanley lie,I. Felix I'rankK "If William I). Douglas eunl Frank MiifljVhtiil Roosevell had a majority of the i11*™' so and a Courl the radicals could in.."'hew „ to perform whatever surgery wei- "' heir on the Constitution le. open the wa^eache the collectivisl State. »ansh "Once a Supreme Court -iib-cn'1'1. '"ism the Presidenl and the new eolli'c*'Ja»ds revolution was installed, the i''.1' **n"'g easy, ll wei- simplv neccssarv f°r ' "' Supreme Court to give new eiml f*'""" differenl meanings lo four words l< M*' Constitution meanings those weii''''*' lal never had in the preceding H'\'i ' The four words eire' conipri-cd ' , i ir ■ i -' ii'F*ent terms general wcllarc and ml- . mien, commerce. . , , W .■ have heard and read much ' ..." i -e i c- .■ ehil ' I'- way nl Liberal assertions ..'- I Constitution is a "flexible" or able" document, able to meel '.''' I needs and changing limes. M-.'- eef our mosl prominent internal have candidU proposed iheei the .llt(. f( Nations Charier be amended by r .bntrai pretation. rather lhan by tryins _,,,.,. , the Soviets in agree 1.1 the cha'V f/lr ••jtfidnap idical want. n.il Our Constitution is flexible. '", it provides the lawful and orderly "'i|| ;|r of amending il bv returning tfiposs original source' eif emthorilv llu" * is-,-,1 and the people. I vve a Bul if the practice is eidop1 -.blle amendment bv reinterprcteilioii. " ,'t'-nn the Constitution meaning wI'-11 ^Mr. .i ■ . :. in1*: present!} in pow er v, anl i i i" and justifying whal they ".."' Facts Forum News, JftnitafU' ,
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