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
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
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
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-
We need to pray for guidance and
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
Let's use these tools . . . Work. Save,
Vote and Pray . . . patriotically and
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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
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
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
FACTS FORUM NEWS, October,. 1955