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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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Title File 062
Transcript Marine Oath Clarification »E ARE indebted to Miss Loretta A. Otto, of 4517 Vista Street, Philadelphia 36. Pennsylvania, who has sent us the following information: "In the May issue of Fads Forum \eus there appeared a letter in the Letters to the Editors contest from C. G. Richardson of Kirkland. Washington, which concerned the omission of the word 'God' and reference to defense of the Constitution from the Marine Oath. "Then in the Brooklyn Tabic! on May 21. appeared the enclosed editorial. seeming to clarify the situation. ... I thought you would like to have the editorial to set the record straight." TWO OATHS FOR THE MIMTARi From The Brooklyn Tablet, May 21, 1955 In an article in The Tablet last fall. a contributor i|Uoted an "oath of enlistment'* which was said to have been taken by men in the armed forces during World Wars I and II and which pledged support for the Constitution of the United States and ended with "so help me God." The article then quoted the "present oath of enlistment, copied from the of- fieial form of the I. S. Marine Corps," which mentioned neither the Constitu tion nor God. In the issue of March 26. 1955, a correspondent, in the Readers' Forum, said that he had been informed bv the Commandant of the Marine Corps that the oath without mention of tin- Constitution or of God was the standard form in all branches of the armed forces, according to an act of Congress of May 5. 1950. The issue interested a zealous and scholarly member of St. Francis of Assisi parish. FI. Joseph Mahoney. He requested Congressman Francis E. Dorn. who happens to be a leader in St. Augustine's parish activities, to ascertain the facts and history of the oath of enlistment. The latter's investigation indicated that the oath taken by enlisted men, without mention of the Constitution or of God, dated from 1806. .\on-substantial changes were made in 1920 and again in 1950. Congressman Dorn received the information from Major General John A. Klein. Adjutant General. Department of the Army. From Katharine 11. Stroup. staff assistant in the division of manpower and personnel of the office of the Assistant Secretary oF Defense, Mr. Mahonej learned that the oath which includes the pledge of support of the Constitution and the phrase "so help me I'oil' is a separate one and is taken by all officers (except certain non-citizens) newly appointed in the armed forces. The texts of both oaths Follow: I. , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support anel defend the Constitution of the Inited States against all enemies, foreign ami domestic; that 1 will hear true faith ettnl allegiance to the same: that I take tins obligation freely, withoul any mental reservation or purpose "1 .-\.i sion; and that I will well and faithfullv discharge the duties of the office upon vvliie-h I am eile.eeil tee enter; SO /i'7/i me Cod. I, , do solemnly swear (oraffirm) that I will hear true faith anil allegiance to the United States ni America; theit 1 will serve them honestly anel faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; lhat I will obey the orders of lhe President nt the I nited States tan! the orders of llie nlln < i s appointed over me according tn regulations eunl the Uniform Ceeele nf Military Justice. And I do further swear that all statements made hy me, as given in this record, are- correct. Rep. H. K. Gross of Iowa, meanwhile, has introduced a resolution I U.K. 5598) lo have thc oath of enlistment revised to include the pledge to support and defend the Constitution ami tin' phrase "so help me God." Book Reviews (Continued from Page 53) on all nations to ratify the Genocide Convention. The United States representative formally signed the Convention. Mr. Dulles had been an ardent supporter of the UN human rights program, and in 1949 he had publicly chided the American Bar Association for opposing ratification of the Genocide Convention. Mr. Dulles' position is characterized by Mr. Holman as "the old argument of asking the people to rely on a government oF men instead of a government of law." The author is particularly concerned with the hundreds of UN treaties ami covenants which attempt to regulate domestic matters: "The United Nations Charter created the Economic and Social Council with powers to appoint sub- agencies to draft pacts, covenants and treaties with respect to social, economic. educational, cultural and health matters for all the people of the world, including the people of the United States." Considerable attention is given to the Covenant of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention as illustrative of the extreme degree to which UN bureaucrats are attempting to control thc private affairs of individual Americans. Added to Mr. dolman's text are excellent articles by Samuel li. Petlingill. Caret Garrett, Frank Chodorov, I lieu Clarence Manion and Dun Knowlton. Mr. Knowlton exposes the fantastic socialized medicine program embodied in two I.L.O. Conventions. Appendices cover the famous Pink ' e-e emd the dissenting opinion in the Sle'cl Seizure case. Also included arc tabulations of the final votes on the Bricker Proposal and lhe George Substitute Proposal. Frank Holman sums up the beisie' issue in a positive and accurate manner: "Never forget that the issue invulvial in this amendmenl is the greatest issue which faces America leielav. greater than taxes or inflation or even (lommunisl infiltration . . . The issue is the beisie issue- of whether wc anil our children and our children's children are io have a government of men or a government of adequate constitutional safeguards. Remember again and always, there is no place in the American concepl of gov ernment for omnipotent power excepl in the people themselves, for our Forefathers intended and specifically said that all powers not delegated to the Federal government are reserved to the slates and to the people." 'Ihis is one concept of government. Th. other, the concept of unlimited executive power, is illustrated in the collo- epiy between the courl anil lhe Assistant Attorney General in the- Steel Seizure case: Court: "And is il not also your view that the powers of lhe governmenl ein- limited by ami enumerated in lie i ■" stitution of the United States?" Assistant Attorney General: "Thai i- true, Your Honor, wilh respect t" legislative powers." Court: "But that it is not true, vou -.iv. ei- to the' Executive?" Assistant \11• >111• -\ i leneral: "No . . .' Court: "So, when the sovereign people adopted the Constitution, ii enumerated the powers se-l up in the' ( nn-litution bul limited lhe power- of (.ingress eunl limited llu- powers of tin- judiciary, but it did not limit lhe powers of the Executive. Is that whal vmi seiv '!" Assistant Alloiniv General: "Theit is the way we read Article II of lb.- Constitution. G. W. 1)1 \K\IOMI. .In Page 60 FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955
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