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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.
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  • 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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  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Bricker Amendment Necessary to Maintain Basic Freedom By SID HARDIN, Texas lawyer news-analyst, who warns thai withoul ihe Bricker Amendment American independence will soon be lost. f h .ii'1 election ii would ill laisi'ii- you. wl'.° The Bricker Amendment, in substantially the form introduced as Senate Resolution Number 1 last January, is the most important piece of legislation before the Congress of the United Stales. Unless it is adopted, this country will presently lose ils independence; its citizens will lose their property rights and miu i freedoms. Most of our resources will be siphoned off to other peoples who will control ;i world government. The Bricker Amendment, if adopted, will guarantee three legal and constitutional principles: t I i ii w ill prevent the constitutional rights of American citizens from being abridged or destroyed through treaties with foreign powers, or bj means of executive agreements with foreign power-: (2) il will block the easy road through which our country could be made a province of a world governmenl; and I 3 i ii w ill keep American soldiers under American courts, i\ hen on ilulv in foreign lands. During the Firsl I '.I Men- after the adoption of our federal Constitution the' I nited States governmenl negotiated IT',*) treaties with foreign powers, and all such treaties concerned onh relations between sovereign governments. No one ever heard of a treaty with a foreign power having anything to do with domestic law or the private rights of American citizens until the advenl of strange political doctrines in the 1 nited Stales by lhe internal ie .nal wings of both major political parlies. Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the Democratic party; and Alexander Hamilton, thc founder of the Republican party. both declared thai me Constitution of the United States, as written, limits the treaty-making power- strictl) to relations between sovereign powers and docs mil extend beyond thai poinl: and no treaty can abridge the power- e.l 'be states or trespass upon the rights °f private citizens. In Federalist Paper Number 75, Alexander Hamilton makes lhat very clear. The legal doctrine of the Supreme Courl of the United Stales, lhal ;i treaty or executive agreemenl made wiib ei foreign power can abridge the fights of the states and set aside' and nullify the private rights of American citizens, Firsl originated in the Migratory Bird case, Missouri vs. Holland, "i which a left-wing Supreme Courl of 4e I nited States held thai a treat) v, ith ;| foreign power could emd in thai case ilid abridge the American Bill °f Rights. Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes warned of tin- implications of PACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 195, lhat decision and none paid anv attention to him. Nexl came the- Pink case', in which the Supreme Court of the United States hclil thai an executive agreement, never ratified by the I nited States Senate, made between Franklin D. Roosevell and l.ilvinoff. the personal representative of Joe Stalin, was superior lo the Bill of b'ighls of the federal Constitution: anil the Presidenl of the United States, through an executive agreemenl with a foreign power, had the power and au- thority to void emv or all provisions of the federal Constitution. The Firsl lawyer to become' alarmed over thai decision was John Foster Dulles, who mew ibink- the decision in the Pink case is g I doctrine, and who recently refused to testify eit a committee b e a r i n g on the Bricker Amendment. The I nited Nations Charter was ratified in July. 1945, and in the Steel Seizure case, the Justice of the I nited States Supreme Courl and two associate justices wrote' ei minority eh-- senting opinion holding thai the adoption of the United Nations Charter vested the Presidenl of the United Stales with the powers of a dictator. They express!) In-lel thai the adoption of the charter gave the Presidenl powei ie. seize the private propert) ol American citizens withoul compensation in violeitii.ii ol Article \ of the American Bill of Rights. The American people missed dictatorship in that case l,\ only iico roles mt the Court. The Constitution provides thai all treaties with Foreign powers musl be ratified by the Inited States Senate, but there is no provision as to the required number of senators thai musl be presenl. Consequently, mosl of the treaties being made today em' ratified b) less them five senators; bul under lhe law of lhe Pink case', ein executive agreemenl made secretly and without the knowledge or consent of the Senate mav nullify the Constitution ol the United Slates. There is now a determined drive in the 1 nited States to make this countr) a province of a world governmenl through some treat) or executive agreement. The passage of the Bricker Amendmenl will make' thai impossible. One of the firsl treaties negotiated bj John Foster Dulles after being promoted from em a-sisleinl to Dean Acheson to Secretar) ol State under the Republicans, weis the Status of Armed bone's Treaty, which deprives eill Vmerican -ea \ ieI'lni'ii and women in the armed forces of the United States of their rights as American citizens the moment the) set foot on any foreign shore, and absolutely abandons them to the laws and the courts of strange lands. Thai teas the decision of the federal court in the Keefe case tried last year in Washington. The Status of Armed Forces Treaty has recently been extended to Japan and the first victim was the wife of an American soldier who forgot to turn off the ilea trie' iron. Her rented house burned down and she weis imprisoned for arson. Forty oilier countries are in line to join others in that treaty with the- I nited Slat.- government; il is soon io be' extended to every country in the world where American soldiers may be stationed. Bul gel this — please John Foster Dulles, members of the Stale Department, politicians, and others, including members of Congress eiml I nited States senators, reserve their rights as American citizens, when abroad, ami arc subject only to American courts for an) offenses committed in foreign lands. // In. tin they reserve their mill rights am! abandon American soldiers to strange laws and cruel punishment? The Bricker Amendment will restore lo American soldiers their rights as American citizens under the Constitution ..I the I nited States when een foreign duty; ii will guarantee lo the American soldier the same- rights he risks bis life lee ele-fe'lld. Offenses carry differenl punishments in different countries. In most all foreign countries one accused of crime is guilty until he proves himself innocent; while in America he is innocent until his guilt has been established by legal and competenl evidence beyond ;. reasonable doubt. Every righl granted the American citizen accused of crimi is denied the accused in mosl foreign lands: and with the American soldier or anv member of his family the mere accusation results in punishment be- cause he has me means of proving hiin- -clf innocenl before ;i judge' in a land where trial by jury is unknown. In some foreign lands the theft of a Fig, ee stiek eif wood, or olher item of little value-, i- punished b\ lulling off both hands eiml both feet. The most cruel and unusual punishments prevail in Asiatic countries and in the Middle Easl for pett) offenses; a n d American soldiers will be subjected lo them when the Status of Armed Forces Treaty is extended eis contemplated by John Foster Dulles and the presenl Republican administration. The Bricker Amendmenl is being supported in the United States Senate' l.v the conservative wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties; anel is being opposed l.v the international wings in both parties. The Presidenl is Page l".
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