HISTORY WILL DECIDE
To the New Bedford Standard-Times:
The liberal's opposition to Senator
McCarthy is often misunderstood and.
therefore, deserves clarification.
The McCarthyitea believe that the
activities of Communists and I .ommunist
sympathizers within the I nited States
seriously threaten our national safet\.
To remove this danger, we must expose
the Communists and their friends and
make them powerless as rapidly and as
completely as possible.
We liberals believe that the ideas set
forth in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are just as valuable as physical safety, and that life
without liberty is life without meaning.
We are convinced that the methods and
attitudes of Senator McCarthy and his
imitators are as destructive of American
political freedom as any totalitarian
regime. We hold with Benjamin Franklin that a people which sacrifices liberty
for security deserves neither.
For these reasons we oppose Senator
McCarthy and his supporters. Which of
us is wrong will be decided by history.
Robert W. II im:t
97 Spring Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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To the Newark Star Ledger:
As long ago as 1920, Bainbridge
Colby, who was Woodrow Wilson's Sec-
re-tars of State, said: "The existing regime in Russia is based upon the negation of every principle of honor and
good faith. Tin- responsible leaders of
the regime have frequently and openly
boasted they are willing to sign agreements and undertakings with foreign
powers while not having lhe slightest intention of observing such undertakings
,>r carrying out such agreements.
Joseph Stalin expressed lln- Communist diplomatic philosophy even more
bluntly: '"Words must have no relations
t,e actions — otherwise what kind of
diplomacy is it? Word- an- one thing,
ai'tietiis another. Good words eire ei mask
for concealment of heul el I-. Sincere
diplomacy is no more peessilile than dry
water or wooden iron." i The Re-al Soviet
Russia, Yale University Press, p. 71.)
PETEB M ISTB VMI 0N0
77 Van Nostrand Avenue
,|or-cv Cilv 5, New Jersey
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suppeirts. the kind of farm price supports
ami the manner of administration . . .
\- I see it. high price supports and
production control go hand in hand. Of
course, there are some who want to have
their cake and eat it, too. Yet, there
must he limits to the amount of surpluses
the government can pile up in price support policies. So long as farmers are
willing and able to produce a quality
product and lo hold production within
reasonable proximity to demand, they
have everv justifiable right and reason
t,, demand lhat their prices In- supported
al a high parity ratio at '10 per cent
eel pen itv. I liless farmers ore willing and
eil.le- tee produce ei qualit) product and to
hold — i j | • j > I v within reasonable proximity
of demand, then high price supports are
unworkable and uneconomical. tVluch eel
mil' present surplus is composed of inferior quality products.
Now this leads to whal appears to me
to be the second fundamental tenet of
an effective price support policy. ... I
ihink a fundamental fallacy of farm policy has been and continues to he the
effort to apply one farm program formula to all farm commdities pretty well
alike. Cotton can he stored for a hundred veins anJ -still he good. Milk, on
the other hand, is highly perishable.
In the ease ,ef storahle feirm commodities, I am willing I,, support 90 percent
price supports, if the farmers are willing
I" produce ee qualit) product and to accept and eqepK production controls.
In the case of perishable commodities,
we must develop a different kind of formula. Here, too, il will he necessar) to
keep suppl) within reasonable proximity
io demand nr rather to stimulate demand
to approximate supply. ... It is. it seems
i e, in this field that we ma) find a
more worked,le formula for commodit)
Now, a- 1 see it. there is a third fundamental tenet to a successful farm pro-
mum, ami lhal i- ihe development of
foreign trade. Our government ha- allowed other countries to take much of
iln- Vmerican farmers' foreign market
away from him.
In 1952 we- exported '.t> per cenl ,,f
our cotton. In 1954 we exported onlv 2,'i
per ,,-nl of our cotton. What make- il
worse- is lhal we- had le, iiii i.ur production lieav ilv. Lei im- pul it in number of
bales. In 1939 we exported 6,500,000
bales ol cotton. In 1952 we exported
5,519,000 hales. This year we are exporting I,— lhan ::.:>ii().(ini) bales.
Iii 1952 we exported 17:>.iiiin.iiuo
bushels of wheat — 48 per cenl ,,f our
crop. Last vear we exported 216,000,000
bushel- — 18' j per , eul of our nop.
\\ illioul anv partisan interest. I say to
vou that our gov ernment cannot continue to ignore these facts.
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who repudiates die legitimacy
vale propert;. Christianity has "°
of the superficial v iew that sin ij '
lea- simplv ol unequal property "^
in society, and il knows a stra"
soeieil reform far superior to l'"
redistribution of property.
Yd Hebrew-Christian revelatio"
-or- in, platform of absolut,
ownership. Whatever man has, I
only as a responsible loan ''''
I Ireator, who never renounces '
interest in the material elen><?
man's economic life, and who '"'
accountable for a responsible
The Biblical handling of tl*e'
motive follows the same l,-l,l'"|(
principle of reward i- ei leuiii"1''.
Throughout the Bible llie
represented as divinely rev,
il is assumed that the industrio1*8
in.nl of talents and posscssio"!
merits il- rewards. Bul the BibjM
ne, vindication of tin- profit "'"'.''.j, ,0'h:
absolute economic principle. ■'''*',
from the oilier an as of life- a.^
pleted of any context of obli?"^ "Ih!
vindicates the profit motive
the righl of private properly. "' )2
cific maniier. which presses ''*'
ontemporary capitalism the m
eunl moral issue: "\\ hal shall ■
man if he gain lhe whole w"
lose his own soul?" The In'" j
the whole subjeel of profit io Ji4th.
eunl -piiilueil conlexl: il legit**?1 j
principle of reward, bul bound]
a slern sense of justice and ell"
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