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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 8, September 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 8, September 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1955
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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript eliel it te. prevent the lire from concentrating, from coining together and making a destructive confiagratieen. Thai is the rationale of the check and balance system. And what is our Constitution, then? Our Constitution is a fire insurance policy to protect us from being destroyed by a conflagration which inevitably results when fire gets together and gets out of control. What do you visualize when you see the distribution of these fires? What constitutional doctrine does it epitomize? The constitutional doctrine of states' rights. .And what is tbe modern application of states' rights today in a cold war? Can the Communists conspire to grab a government where the powers are distributed in that manner? They cannot. Back in 1912, Woodrow Wilson said that a concentration of governmental power is what always precedes the death of human freedom. "Bring the powers of government together," he said, "all in one place, and human freedom is dead." Anil today at this critically late hour in our history, the Communists say, "A concentration of governmental power is what must precede the death of human freedom." and they prove it. Thev bene' proved it fifteen times in fifteen Eure.- pean countries. How did they capture Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia? Did they capture them by dropping bombs and marching men? Oh, no. They captured those countries first by concentrating the power of police, concentrating power over elections, concentrating power over land; and once the power over the land, the elections, and the police were con veniently brought together in one place, that power was grabbed by the Communists through conspiracy from the in- -iele. and the country weis communized without bring a shot. N..w. after having trieel the experiment fifteen times, successively and suc- eessfully, why should they abandon it here? They won't abandon it here. We will have to prepare ourselves against the possibility of a military attack, but we must also arm ourselves against the sneak pbn that has been effective in every country that the Communists have captured since the end of World War II. Y\ lial is our best protection against the concentration of power which will be the prelude to the Communist conquest? States rights, constitutional states right-. the distribution of powers throughout the forty-eight states of the Union. Constitutional states rights is your best defense against communism. I was told that the greatest frustra- I'age 10 tion that the Communist conspirator finds in this country is the Constitution nl lln- I nited States. Not the FBI, not the Pentagon; the Constitution. Why? Because when the Communisl looks for the centralized power over the police, he can't find it. It is in forty-eight states of the Union. When he looks for centralized control over the ballot box. he can't find it. The Founding Fathers have distributed it in forty-eight states of the I ni..11. When he looks for centralized control over the land, lhe prelude to the redistribution of the land from the kulaks le. Ih.' peasant, be can't find it. The Founding Fathers have put control of lhe land in lhe forty-eight sleile- of the Union. We didn't do it. The Founding Fathers did il. And so it is with education; so il is with agriculture; and so it is with health and human welfare. All of these things are reserved under the tenth article of the Bill of Bights to the stales and to the people. \\ hat is liberty ? Libert) i- tin' limita- tinii eel government. What is tyranny? Tyranny is un- limited government. That is the way lo define liberty and tyranny, and you can prove it quite definitely. The government of Bussia is without limit. The governmenl of Germany under Hitler was withoul an) limitation, whatsoever. The gov- ernmenl "I Mussolini and his Fascist slate weis withoul any legal limitation, whatsoever. The government of thc I nited States has imposed upon il a limitation prescribed by the Constitution "thus far and no further, emd here shall iln proud waves be- stayed." Every man is limited by law in this country and every governmental agency and every governmental agent is likewise limited by law. \\ In ? Because freedom is an inalienable' God-given right, and freedom is de- lineil in the words, "governmental limitations." Communism is unlimited, concentrated governmental power; and where governmental power is concentrated and unlimited, nobody is free'. We' men defeat communism in Indochina. We may throw it back militarily in Korea, emd we may help suppress ii in Europe, bul il al the same time we pen for il llie- price of unlimited, inn centrated governmental power in Vmei lea, wi' have lost the battle while our backs were turned. Don't think the Com- munists do not know the weak side in our line. Tbat is the bole through which they crawled in fifteen countries. Who is going to keep governmental power limited and uneoncentrated? \-k yourselves that question, fellow Vmericans. Then, God helping you. you will -heal your apeiihv emd complacencv. Again we are asked Do we need . • TheB] SEN. JOHN W. BRICKER of 0$ ". . . the power of the administrOf lion has been growing al such a rapt" pace recently lhat llieir influence ore' legislation is greater than possibly it ' ei et been iii lhe past, or was content' plated in ihe original Constitution. SEN. HERBERT H. LEHMAN d \eir ) or/:: "It strikes me as wholly illogical "' claim that « treaty might stand abo* lhe Constitution, alien tee knoll th"1' as internal Inn. n treaty can be 01**"; ridden by legislation which must '" subject io iln- Constitution." JOHN FOSTER DULLES Secretary o) Stale: "No limitations upon lite treOf) making poneis ate explicitly ilefi"'' in the Constitution or decisions oj'"' Supreme Court. Hat llie treaty -nniki"' power is nol an unlimited power, of the Supreme Court cases tin" deal with lhe subject are uniform that effect." FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 196i
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