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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
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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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript Bulganins, I.' in thai the I1 lean govern ingcd by judj Constitutioj wing quotadi ju-tify. This is governmenl of men. And il is also the distilled essence of lawlessness. In such a case the Constitution is nol a charier of government, bul an invitation to self-deception. Pursuance of such lawless and deceptive means, if ,„„ m,ni-uiO*,1"'rsis*',<* '"' implies the distortion, {"Si ■ ....■".■n-;,V:r,",",,i1""- ""«' ««l»ll.Tali«,„ „r ea,,,-,,. ' ''.. ' ,.,' "t'ons, charters of govrnmenl of every "'. "\ht|n.d- social and moral codes, religious Iff , ,,> """'S a1"d li"-™,u"-- a"d goodness , i, , l!ii.n^"OUS W|U" '■|sr' " i* lhe apiril of law- ,i ,, liuil' "'"'" uhi,h W0I|I(I warP everything to lhe Ce.n-lU",S(.rve ils own ends. "'" h*"nr .-«" Mr.' nvn" ~li,ks "> 'he text of con- '-"'i i,ir",r"°"al law' "•' ,ak- "»" "genial i» 'he T(.>elfaro" clause and quotes ibe mosl "I'll.""* ''',/'".."cl authorities among the founders I".I one .'"of ,|„. Constitution. ionarv cal'M H(. quo((> u,vll|(1(,r. M.lmi||()n (|h|. ilantociaiV advoe-ate- of a strong federal govern- ,, wreck Hh 'Jnent) from Federalist No it:;- ol the Amer - ,-,1(. |>owpr <)f Con?ress _ _ _ ^ ,\ orderly |" ,e\lcnd to certain enumerated cases. This pecification of particulars evidently ex- nstitution 1,4 ■■■-■-- ,.i p.iiiiiiuars oyulcnllv .. Ibe plan eluded all pretension lo a general legis- ,|,— aim wa- lain,, authority, because- an affirmative „,,,-! eis soon jgrant ,,f special powers would be absurd, in. This «•■>■■•*■.- ».'ll as useless, if a general authority in. im- Jr " as useless, il pack the Sii|'r*jrHls intended."' attempt fail.'1 He quotes James Madison's remarks unpli-hcil m«'.-n a debate in Congress on a bill to of a new '"' "'ovule a bounty I,, Cape Cod fishermen '"'} a subsid; to farmers I lhe bill was ili'iei""- "f /defeated): Felix I'leinkfi', If Congress can employ money in- ,„| l-*r;,t,k Mn1. ' Iiml.lv In lhe general welfare, and are rity of the ji'" "'' sol<' judges of the general welfare. als could ,<n'T'T ",av lakl' 'he care of religion Int.. airgcrv was i" n.'ir own hands: they may appoint ) |i|M.n ,|„. weiypachers in every State, county and tarish and pay them out of llieir public eiurl -ul.-c.^"'""'''"',"" : lhev mav lake into their own |„. ,„.» coll'"f"»»ds the education of children, e-lab- Hr(| ||„. job isliuig in bk,. manner schools through- ,„',,—arv f°f u' !'"" I "ion; they may assume the ve new and ufrovision of ,-„, p00r _ _ W(.n, |||(. , ,-,„„. „„r,ls fS>"" of Congress to be established in ,„- those W""1'?1' Ia,"ui|e contended for. il would sub- en-din" 1 1!i V "' V('ry foundations, and transmute eomp'ri-.-l iAe„,Vl','y,"n,-"[(>J0f,"K' 'imited g°Vern" . , -inteftont established by the people of iri ano unetica. , | m„elii' And the,, he adds this clincher: assertions lb'''.- , "'"'"f Jefferson, who has been lexil'"" or '"^IM'ed as the patron sainl of the nc. ,I>'C ak "f to****>'' «■'"■" in 1817 thai ,,„ M-.'-;rralf "f '"'"''• 'o promote the gen- ,",;,-,uti^lVlfare did no, giu- Congress anv ""''!„. I ^hlional or unlimited power to legis- ""' l^", f°r '"' P-neral welfare. On lhe ...lend, d [ „ ntrary. he said, 'it was restrained to '" [, , n^rT'r('rs sPeeifically enumerated.'" ■ to lhe -li-.'' The Decline of the tmerican Republic -J "ot all Jeremiads. Mr. Flynn's sub- ,- lex.l. ■ /<■ is: And How to Rebuild It. Mam dandord.riy h]] a ,ha| ^ ^ ^ ^ / v return...? ^possible, thai we hav,. long since uthor.ty I" Msed the turning point. Perhaps. Bul ln-.t4v.Vl' :''L'n''' '" '■''* We have accepted the .,,,,. ,- ado I BUI,, argument of Marxisl "historical erpretalioii. ,'l''i niinism." „.ani„g whn' J Mr. Fly,,,, writes- ..-,-,„, firs| am| moa| iwer waul I' ' j .,, they »aii'J*CTsFoniM \, us. Jamttmj. 19-56 jaws. Jiintitlr challenging enterprise is to return the federal Constitution lo its historic limits as construed b\ the Supreme Court for I 15 years." Then he adds: "Of course the politicians interested in publie- monev and our noisy and treacherous Leftists will ask: Do you want In go back? (If course not. \\ c want to go forward. Bul we have reached a road block in our civilization and have wandered off on a fork in the road. We have been stumbling under the guidance of hot-headed Socieilisl revolutionaries and corrupt politicians into a wilderness, lie must go back in order lo go forward. II e musl return to the great highway oj the American Republic." Some of the remedies the author proposes sound drastic and even almosl impossible. Here they arc: \ constitutional amendment declaring the decisions of the Supreme Courl since 1937 eis having "no force and effeel eis precedents in judicial or other proceedings in determining the meaning of the words, sections and provisions of the Constitution of the I nited States. "A complete repudiation of the United Nations eunl the removal of thai organization, if continued by other coun tries, from ihis hemisphere."' (This represents a return to the Monroe Doctrine.) "The repeal of the 16th Amendment (the Income Tax Amendmenl) to the Constitution." Adoption of the Bridges-Byrd amendmenl in prohibil the federal government's spending, except in time of actual. declared warfare, more than it lake- in in receipts. "A constitutional amendment . . . asserting that no bureau or department or corporal ion in which the federal gov- ernmenl holds any pari of the shares can perform emv act which the government itself is forbidden to perform in ils own name."' I This was inspired by Presidenl Eisenhower's proposal for the financing of a highway program.) Adoption of the Bricker Amendmenl. There il is a mighty big order. And here is what Mr. Flynn regards as the alternative: "lb-re is a revolution hiking place under our eves one step at a time. Each advance into socialism is made possible by some special benefit in money or legislation which will accrue to some gullible group. And once ihi- drift sets in a most astonishing phenomenon appears. The tuition slides unresisting down the slippery grade into socialism without any Socialist Party being implicated in the adventure." Those who waul the latter seem lei lllillk they know how to get it, and they seem quite confident that their efforts will be crowned with success. Meanwhile, both political parlies are commit ted In the search for a "middle wee\." emd the chances arc we will continue to be led along these lines. Mr. Flynn maintains lhal there is no "middle way," thai ii is merely the transitional stage between the original American Republic and the Socialisl State. At loeisi he has had his say, and il remains for history lo prove him right or wrong. But history, so far, has nol done at all badly for this Jeremiah of American politics. —G. W. DeArmond, Jr. Social Security (Continued from Page 24) loved and respected as individuals. Thai is not sufficienl reason for a law which tends to pul an end to individuality and ii- expression al age 65. If tin* youn£ men and women of today's generation have lost a sense of love and respeel For their aging parents, thai is something which the governmenl cannol restore through its devices of compulsion. That is a form of insecurity which musl 1"" borne by parents whose cause for anxiety lies in their having failed to convey to their children the concepts of the sanctity of the individual and the rights to life and private property. A CODE OF ETHICS The same time-weathered code of ethics which advocates honoring one's father and mother recommends respect for the life and livelihood—-the private property of others. To violate anv part of that code destroys the meaning of the resl of it. Society cannot enforce a law which guarantees security to the aged by denying the producer the righl i<» the product! of his own efforts. The hest that society can do is to give the individual a chance to honor and respect his elder.-. This mean- allowing the individual his choice concerning the use to be made of his own life and his own productive efforts. It is possible for an individual tu honor and respect other- who are tolerant of his freedom lo choose. Hut rare indeed is the individual who can extract love and honor from others by compulsory means! Such things as love, respect, honor, and justice in the relationships between persons are measurable and meaningful onlv lit the extent that individuals voluntarily reject an opportunity to dislike. disrespect, dishonor, or deal unjustly with others. And old-age security also falls into thai category. Since a weak person cannot force a strong person lo help him, it would seem wise to put the appeal on some basis other than coercion. This mean* retrieving the responsibility for old-age security from the hands of government, which depends exclusively upon the power of coercion. end Page 53
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