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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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  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 036
Transcript called social programs, benefits, bounties and aids should be discontinued. The government does not owe anyone a living unless it be a person injured in the service of the country. When the government undertakes to provide a living for any person or group of people, the cost of that living must come out of the work and the earnings of other people. And that sort of living cost comes high for the people who foot the bill through taxation. The people of the cities and communities of tbe nation should join in saving public funds. They can do this by ceasing to demand federal funds for local pet projects . . . many of which are neither militarily essential nor economically sound. To make America strong, the federal, state and local governments should join with the individual in saving. Unless governments are thrifty, individuals have little opportunity to save. Heavy taxation takes care of that. The third point of our program is VOTE. In recent years, there's been a good deal of conversation about gelling out the vote. But like the weather, which provokes a great deal of talk, many of us merely talk instead of acting. It has been estimated that approximately 40 million people in the United States failed to vote in the 1948 presidential election. Why? Different reasons ... or rather. different excuses. Seldom is there a good reason why We should not register and vole. Most of the time, it's just too much trouble to register and then go to the polls on election day. Some of us brush it off by saying that "our vote doesn't count, anyway. If every person did that, 6ur republic would collapse. And our freedom would be lost. Every vote does count, no matter what tbe election. Voting is one thing we must do for ourselves. We can't delegate it to someone else. That responsibility is ours, not the other fellow's. It's our sacred obligation to protect our right lo vote. And the only way we can do that is by voting. Failure to vote at any time is dangerous, but with freedom at stake as it is today, failure to vote now can prove disastrous. It could be that our failure in years gone by to do our full duty in this area of citizenship is responsible, in part at least, for our present predicament. Perhaps unmindfully we have shown too little pride in the priceless gift of personal liberty, thereby permitting others to trade off our personal opportunity and part of our freedom. If we have been negligent in this respect, We have been disloyal to our country and unfaithful to our children. So next election, no matter what kind, nor how much it may inconven ience us, let's go to the polling place and cast our vote. And let's urge our friends and neighbors to do likewise. If we do that as wisely and as well as we know how, then we have fulfilled that important part of our citizenship responsibilities. In discussing the four-point program to help make our country strong, I have placed PRAYER fourth in an effort to give it additional emphasis. It is, of course, the most important single thing we can do today. We need to pray for an abiding faith in God and faith in ourselves. We need to pray for faith in our fel- lowman. We need to pray for guidance and wisdom. We need to pray for the courage to do those things which, in our heart, we conceive to be right and honorable. We need to pray for the strength to bear whatever burden we may be called upon to carry. The responsibility for freedom and for peace does not rest in Washington, London, Moscow or Paris ... or the other capitals of the world . . . but in the hearts of the people of the world. We have at our command the tools to preserve freedom, and to aid in restoring peace to a tired and unhappy world. Let's use these tools . . . Work. Save, Vote and Pray . . . patriotically and unselfishly. FOREIGN POLICY (Continued from Page 31) China. From them I learned of the ease with which railroads and airfields can be bombed from sea and air, without landing a single American foot soldier on the mainland of Asia. Why did we fail to release Korean and Nationalist planes against the supply lines that led to Indochina? I am certain from reading the columnists that our military officials bad the righl plans but were outwitted by the collectivisl elite. Our military leaders — like most Americans—have not yet accepted the fact that we have two centers of policymaking within our government, one under the Constitution, the other above it. One works for American security. The other would put an end to American independence. We can have no rest until one or the other of these power centers is destroyed, and the American government is unified again. I have not even begun to list the brave and dignified pro-American policies which saw the light for a little while, and then were turned to dust by this secret undermining. Our European policy is tied in with plans for Atlantic community, in which a supranational agency in NATO will have superior control over our troops, our foreign policy, our funds and our right to withdraw. Our German policy has been subordinated to plans for one world through the knitting together of the Atlantic community in NATO. Our Asian policy is tied to the hated colonied powers through SEATO. We arc allied with everybody except the nations which have fought communism. The Nationalists are permancntlv leashed in the China Defense Treaty. The Koreans are going to be allowed to die on the vine. The brave showing of the Formosa resolution has already been replaced by a series of proposals meant to Iel it disintegrate into a heap of dust. The counter moves include appeals for a cease fire, intervention of UN, confusion over Quemoy and Matsu, appeals to bring our allies into the defense of Formosa, recognition of two Chinas, trusteeship for Formosa, and a plebiscite of the inhabitants. Let us remember one thing. The issue in the Formosa Slrail is nol Formosa. It is the whole free world. Al Formosa Strait, all the free nalions are lined up face to face with the Communisl empire. We cannot retreat an inch at Formosa withoul endangering Korea. Indochina, Germany. Italy, and California. The strait of Formosa is the danger spot in the long line thai encircles the Communisl empire, and keeps it from world conquest. If Quemoy is abandoned, the whole line falls back. The slrail of Formosa is the Korean battle- line, it is the Berlin airlift, it is the Battle of Britain. It is Valley Forge. It is Thermopylae. The elite will work incessantly to undermine, to corrode, to pulverize the Formosa policy, because it is the Truman doctrine of Greek-Turkish aid. the military intervention in Korea, the landing ai Normandy. It is the doctrine thai there can be no compromise morally with communism, that the only answer to force is readiness to use force and iheil .America cannot stand by and see Page 34 FACTS FORUM NEWS, October,. 1955
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