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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 043. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/252.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 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
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Selling Our System From an address by Dr. George S. Benson, Director The National Program Letter "The Positive Approach to Citizenship Education" So\n one long ago said that the best defense is a strong offense, and this fact has been demonstrated over and over again. All across America today there needs to be instituted a good offense — for American principles, its governmental and economic system. We need a real selling job to sell an oncoming generation. And don't forget, each oncoming generation will be sold on some kind °f ideology. It is our duty and our responsibility as American citizens to sell an oncoming generation on our American way of life. We have something to sell, and Americans are great salesmen. But we haven't been working at the job sell- "■R our American way of life — not "lany of us. We have assumed that °ur children would just catch Americanism like they catch the mumps and ?* measles. Very early in the history °f our country that was probably sale '° assume, but it isn't today. We are We generations away from the days of •Washington and Jefferson. We are no |Qnger around the family hearth tell- !nR stories of Patrick Henry and Abra- h''ni Lincoln. In addition, we now have a great subversive propaganda campaign in °.uf midst, financed with some $40 nu'l- '°" annually, calculated to destroy ne faith of all citizens, especially our youth, in our American way of life. This vast campaign, which reaches into every phase of our life, is especially designed to convince the children and youth of America that our American system is no good, that it is outmoded. . . . We've the greatest product in the world. Our system makes possible a way of life that achieves the two chief objectives of mankind — freedom and economic well-being. In America we have the greatest degree of personal freedom that any civilized people ever enjoyed. We have the greatest degree of economic welfare. No one can dispute these facts. In a world that has been turned toward socialism by power-seeking political leaders and demagogues, our best assurance of maintaining the blessings of the American way of life is for our people, and especially our youth, to understand these great advantages and how they are made possible through the working of our constitutional government and our economic system founded on the principle of private ownership of property. Once they understand, they will become salesmen of the product. We cannot feel safe in America — safe from socialism in one form or another — until every American becomes sold on our system and a salesman lin it. 1;'s not heen blameless — its members Ulve confirmed appointments with scarcely a passing glance.-1 *»s a concrete example of the abys- ?*-l lack of judicial experience among ^ Justices of the Supreme Court, , "' i of them have served on the °nch ;t mere total of ten and one-half '"'"'- among them. The other six had o previous experience as judges. ." ''•'' fustice Warren is among the lat- ter group. Thomas Jefferson sounded the tin sin fkinst the shape of things likely to l'"""' when he stated that the Court ^""'d. like a thief in the night, steal *ay the liberties of the people. He V'll|"'d posterity: "ir- legislative and executive branches b Acrs Forum News, September, 1956 may sometimes err, but elections ancl dependence will brin"; them to rights. The judiciary branch is the instrument which, working like gravity, without intermission, is to press ns at last into one consolidated mass.31 Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (D-N.C), in a speech before Harvard Law School alumni, saiel that the stone lettering over the Supreme Court Building reads: "Equal Justice Under Law." Ervin stated that the following superscription might be more apropos: "Not justice under law, but justice according to the personal notions of the temporary occupants of this building."-3 END si Congressional Record (1956), p. A3969. --'Senator James O. Eastland, "Era of Judicial Tyranny" (January 26, 1956), Spotlight. Manchester Union Leader (N.II.I. Juiu- 20. 1956. SPECIAL FREE OFFER Do You Have Friends Who Need FACTS? In response to suggestions from our many friends, Facts Forum will forward without charge, for a limited time, complimentary copies of Facts Forum News. FACTS FORUM DALLAS 1, TEXAS I would like a free copy of Facts Forum !\etvs senl to the following persons with my compliments! Name_ (Please Print) Address- City _State_ Name_ Address- City .State- Name- Address- City -State- Name- Address City -State- Name Address- City -State- Name- Address- City State- Sender- Address City .-Zone... State If you prefer nol to cut your magazine, iii.-r.-l. write your request to FACTS FORI M. Dallas 1. Texai Page 41
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