To the Chicago Tribune:
Congratulations on your excellent
editorial pointing out the fallacies in
Dulles' "explanations" of his now famous switch on the Bricker Amendment.
The distinction between property rights
and human rights is a spurious one, another example of the left-wing tactic of
semantics to undermine constitutional
Property per se has no rights — only-
people have rights. It is not the right
of property which the Constitution protects, but the right to property. Our
Constitution guarantees to every American individual three great rights, equally secure from arbitrary interference:
the right to his life, the right to his
liberty, and the right to his property.
To give a man his life and liberty.
but take from him the property which
is the fruit of his life and the means of
his liberty, is to leave him still a slave.
Phyllis Stewart Schlajly
1212 Callahan Dr.
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AN ILLUMINATED WORLD
To the Christian Science Monitor:
I've been disturbed by growing expressions of doubt as to the value of the
United Nations among my acquaintances. Your editorial, "For UN: 56
Cents a Year." will be a potent fact
that I can use in mv argument for the
Nut long ago I heard of a woman
traveler who decided to buy a globe as
an aid in planning future trips and
thinking back upon past excursions. She
was examining an assortment of globes
and had selected one to purchase when
she saw another row of even more attractive globes.
The shopkeeper reached out and
touched an electric switch and the globes
were each illumined.
"That's what I want." exclaimed the
woman, "an illuminated world!"
"Much better." replied the owner,
"but it costs more!"
Surely we all want a world illumined
with international cooperation and hu-
manitarianism. Let's not complain as to
1013 4th, Lonemont, Colorado
To the New York Herald Tribune:
On Memorial Day we honor thc memory of those who died for our country.
With hundreds of those who fought for
us languishing and suffering a living
death in Communist prisons, forgotten
hy those they defended, how can we pretend to honor those who gave their lives
for our country? More appropriately
we might, on Memorial Day, mourn an
America that callously abandons its defenders to the outrages of its barbarous
Ben]. T. Rauber
76 Yantacaw Brook Road
( pper Montclair, New Jersey
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GIVEAWAY SCHEME RUINING
US. HE SAYS
To the Houston Chronicle:
The great mystery which will come
out of the ruins of our great American
e ivilization will be the national madness
for giving, as future scholars ponder
why native Americans lost their equilibrium over a program to "share."
This nation became what it is because its men and women go back
through a common ancestry to the dawn
of time. The conspiracy to do away with
our coming generations' heritage, which
is being furthered by church and political groups, is, to me, the most contemptible scheme yel devised in this country.
T. C. Smith, Jr.
1415 Durham, Brownwood. Texeis
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WOULDN'T SEND FOOD
TO FEED RUSSIANS
To the Dallas Times Herald:
The apathy of the Russian people permitted the Communist leaders to take
over their government. The same thing
could happen to the American people.
if we continue our apathetic attitude toward the communistic evils that arc en-
eleavoring to engulf the nation.
Their present predicament is of their
own making. Russia has the gold and
probably the American dollars to buy
wheal to feed their hungry people, bul
thev prefer to use this money for our
destruction. Russia is a nation without
God, without principles, untrustworthy
and bent ii p 0 n creating a "hell on
earth." Wheat is the staff of life eiml
there are other nations and people more
entitled to our help.
Russia accepted our bounty and betrayed our trust. Let the Russian people
and their communistic leaders "stew in
their own juice." It is no concern of
Ed II. Patton
518 W. 12th. Dallas. Texas
VETERAN CASTS CRITICAL EYE
AT GOVERNMENT INSURANCE
To the New Bedford Standard-Times:
Is a veteran justified in accepting GI
insurance coverage once he has re-established himself in civilian life? To most
veterans National Service Lib- Insur
ance is no different from other insurance except for its cheapness and the
big dividends. As long as he pays his
premiums he feels he is entitled to the
benefits. Until recently that is the way I
felt. My suspicions were aroused, how-
ever, by the large dividends we have
been receiving from the Veterans Administration. As a result of investigation
I have substituted private insurance for
my GI insurance.
My most important discovery was thai
the big VA insurance dividends and the
cheapness of the insurance were made
possible by the American taxpayer, not
by efficient VA administration of the
insurance program and profitable investments.
I don't believe I should make the
American taxpayer say "thank you"
any longer for my doing my duty.
Philip E. O'Connell
18 Whitcomb Terrace
South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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To the Pittsburg Sun-Telegraph:
I noticed a newspaper item where
Reuther and organized labor are for
more subsidies for the farmer. His interest in the farmer is to have him poll-
tically on his side when needed.
My first job for pay was on a farm
75 years ago. I still live on a farm. A
farmer today, if properly equipped, can
do more work and easier than ten men
could do at that time.
I do not think a farmer should be
paid subsidies only in case his crops are
destroyed. I feel he has the best chance
of any working man to make a good
living and the easiest way.
I do not think farmers should be
handed money paid in taxes by workers that make less than they do.
W. D. Johnson
R. D. 1.
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To the Chicago Daily Tribune:
In McCall's Magazine (April, 1955),
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, seemingly
unaware of the checking to which tin-
testimony of ex-Communists has been
subjected, writes that it would be belter
if we were more suspicious of the testimony of ex-Communists.
Be that as it may, without question
ihis would be a different world if Franklin D. Roosevelt had been more suspi
cious of known Communists. Martin
Dies told him of thc Communist menace,
but he said he was not afraid of lln'
Communists and that some of his
friends were Communisls.
Roosevelt continued to trust the Communists altho he knew that they soon
FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, 1955