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
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
What do you visualize when you see
the distribution of these fires? What
constitutional doctrine does it epitomize?
The constitutional doctrine of states'
.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.-
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
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-
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
\\ 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
\\ 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 . •
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
FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 196i