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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 9, October 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date unknown
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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Title File 032
Transcript that if this great instrument of international cooperation fails, then the law of the jungle prevails and modern civilization is on the precipice of disaster. The achievements of the United Nations are significant. Its future possibilities are unlimited. The time is right for the government of the United States to lay before the I'nited Nations Assembly a comprehensive program for building a true and honorable peace—and pursue it relentlessly, boldly, and confidently. The program I have outlined here, while not new, is, in my mind, a proper emphasis of what needs to be done. Let us again and again challenge the Soviet Union to fulfill the requirements of the charter. Ask her to join with us in the expansion of the agencies and services of the Inited Nations. Ask her to join with us. not only in a program of disarmament, but in a program of economic rehabilitation under the guidance and direction of the United Nations. Let us be so bold and daring and imaginative with our program and proposals that a refusal on the part of the Soviet to go along will leave her alone and forsaken. It is time we recognized that power i- more than armaments and wealth. Power is people and ideals—people who aspire to freedom and dignity; ideals that make possible an enlightened and civilized society. I shall long remember what the Prime Minister of Burma had to say on his recent visit here to Washington. He said, "American ideals are more explosive than your atom bombs." Here is the voice of the new Asia asking us to reassert our faith; asking us to live by lhe inspiration of our own traditions. Reminding us that the strength of the spirit is mightier than the sword. It is this strength of spirit that represents our superiority over communism. It is this God-given strength that appeals to God's children. The Irrepressible Conflict Address of Hon. William E. Jenner, of Indiana, before Magna Charta Dames, Short-ham Hotel, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1955. Ein.Mi AlXEN Poe tells a story of a beautiful house, whose fine lines and perfect proportions stood out against the ape, and brought a sense of dignity and strength to all the neighborhood. Nothing happened lo the house, that , outward blow or injury. But it was affected by an inward decay. The change was imperceptible, nothing one Page 30 could grasp or measure. But slowly the great house changed. All its strength and beauty disintegrated until it became only a corpse of a house, ready to fall into dust. This story, called the Fall of the House of Usher, is a symbol of American foreign policy over the last seven or eight years. Even a few years ago, our country stood like a tower of strength, bringing security not only to our own people but to those who loved freedom everywhere. Nothing has happened to our country, at least not outwardly. No one has attacked it. No blow has been struck. But it has suffered an inner decay. The change is almost imperceptible. No event or act marks a clear turning point. It is almost impossible to grasp what has happened. But the beauty and dignity and strength of America are slowly dying. The noble edifice of constitutional liberty is silently disintegrating into a crumbling ruin. How dare I stand before you and make such a statement, when no single injury or weakness is visible, no single event marks the moment when the sickness struck? I am going to remind you of the various foreign policies of the American government over the last years, hut I shall have to make two lists. First, I shall describe the bold new policy that was pronounced at each successive stage. Then I shall describe the pitiful craven policy that replaced it in action. This continuous silent disintegration of every policy we make is due to the most important political fact in the world today. We have in the United States not one center of government policy but two. One center I shall call the colleetivist one-worlders. The other is the legal constitutional government. The colleetivist bloc has been operating now for 20 years. It has the strong root system tbat comes from 20 years of unhampered growth. The chief characteristic of ibis colleetivist bloc is that it operates above the. Constitution and above the law. Its members are carrying out a secret revolutionary purpose, without any attempt to tell lhe American people what they are doing, or asking their consent. I say that there is an irrepressible con* flict between this elite which operates above the Constitution and the laws, and the American people, and those members of Congress, of lhe court-, and of the executive branch, who operate under the Constitution and the law. I am taking foreign policy as the besl example of the tug-of-war going on constantly within the I nited Slates, be- twi-i-n these two forms of government. In thc Teheran-1 alia period, roughly 1942 to 1916. Ihe Big Three dominated world policy-making. The American elite, working with the Communist leadership, dominated the Big Three. The elite gave the Soviet Union the great heartland of Central Europe from the Baltic States to the borders of Greece. They let East Germany fall to the Reds. They gave the U.S.S.R. the keys to the heartland of Asia, the mainland of China. You will ask why did Britain and the United Stales agree to this remaking of the world when there was no profit in it except for Stalin and his friends? Recent publication of the Yalta papers, and the much-needed publication of the Teheran and Potsdam records, will show how the elite were dizzy with success from exercising their fantastic war powers. I am concerned with a later and I believe a far more dangerous period. The American people were never foolish enough to accept the Soviet Union as an ally. We did not accept lhe Czar's government as our ally in the First World War against Germany. The idea of our alliance with the U.S.S.R. is a mylh, invented by the political elite and spread by their docile press. Many in the government, in the military service and in the press, had grave doubts about lhe postwar conduct of the Soviet Union but they could not be heard in tbe din of victory. Slowly the true Americans began to point out the danger to our security. The first victory of the pro-American group was signalized by the Forrestal proposal of military support for Greece and Turkey. President Truman told the Congress on March 12. 1947, "At the present moment in world history nearly every nation must choose between alter- rtative ways of life. . . . "One way of life is based on the will of the majority, and is distinguished by free- Institutions, representative government, free' elections, guaranties of individual liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from political oppression. "The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon thc majorily. It relies upon terror and oppression, a controlled press and radio, fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms. "I believe that it must be the policy of the I'nited States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressure." Isn't that the recent Formosa resolution? There is no appeasement here. We made one serious mistake in un demanding this pronouncement. We believed lhat the American government could reach a policy decision FACTS FORUM NEWS, October, 1955
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