s it from
it is the
her friends, the free auli-Coinminiist nations, ground to dust, so the road will be
clear for a Soviet attack on us.
I am not going lo discuss a plan of
action for this crisis, lt is more important to understand the nature of the
The contest between the one-world
elite and our constitutional government
is an irrepressible conflict. The American government cannot operate half under the law and half above it.
We cannot take care of any other
business, including national defense, until this conlliel is decided. There is no
wav bv which foreign nations can trust
our public statements if they do not
know whether lhe one-world elite or the
constitutional officials will have the final
If the contest continues much longer.
the elite have won. We cannot defend
our country or help other nations to
remain free, if our policies shuttle back
and forth from one power center to another. The elite does not have to win.
Their purpose is destruction. Every
iiioM- they make helps their final victory.
They can send our defense appropriations up and down, arbitrarily increase
and decrease the number of members
of our armed forces, make treaties wilh
other nations in which the fine print
gives away our position. No matter bow
hard the true American resistant may
work, our policy will look faltering anil
fee ble. Our word will be without value.
Wi shall antagonize all our friends and
build up llie strength of our mortal enemies. Like lhe House of Usher, lhe dignity and strength of America will deteriorate from invisible hurt.
The task of uprooting the elite cannot be- left lo any one person or group.
The President alone cannot do it. Cong-
r.'ss cannot do it. Neither parly alone
can do it. It is a task for all Americans,
in Congress, in executive office, in lhe
courts, among the press, thc scholars.
and the people.
Second, while the elite is in power,
nothing can be settled by agreements.
The American government and political
system have always operated under a
kind of gentlemen's agreement—thai no
one seeking office or in office would do
a single thing to weaken the Constitution. Limited government is governmenl
bv mutual trust. In a happy family we
do not frisk each member to be sure
he does not carry hidden guns. In a
happy country wc do not have to inves-
ti'jeite- each officeholder to be sure he
does not carry a deadly weapon with
which io slash ai llu- Constitution.
We shall never go back to lhal world
of mutual trust, until we drive out of
office eunl positions of power the mi'll
who are not playing llu- game according
to tin- rules, tlie men who desire power
even when it means the sacrifice of
The elite keep no agreements, whether
it is the Truman-Forrcstal doctrine, or
the Korean ceasefire or the Formosa
resolution. They regard agreements as
a play lo fool lhe innocent, behind which
Ihey can constantly chip away at any
program which would strengthen our
lhe principle burden of removing the
elite' falls, I believe, on Congress. Congress must take back the money it has
given the elite to consolidate its inllu-
cnee. Congress must take back thc loose
powers which it has carelessly surrendered. Congress must rescind any legislation which commits us to the collectivisl one-world supergovernment which
is so rapidly taking over the world.
Congress must strengthen every official
and every sector of our government
which operates under the Constitution
and adheres to the ideals of the founders of our nation.
We must plainly tell other countries
that if they do not wish to get rid of
their own collectivisl elite we are
through. I said "through." We cannot
give economic aid or military aid to nations governed by a colleetivist elite
friendly to communism. We must build
American policy on firm agreements
wilh nations which have cleaned their
If the American people will recognize
their real enemy and their real danger:
if ihey will work together lo destroy
every vestige of colleetivist supergovernment which has grown up since 1933,
I have no doubt of the outcome.
This is the only road to peace. The
Communists in Russia are not strong
enough or smart enough to destroy lhe
free nalions without help of their supporters from within other countries. If
we join hands with any nation working
to rid itself of a fifth-column elite, we
can build a ring of steel about the Soviet empire. When it is shut off from
new conquests, from tbe resources il
must get from ils secret allies in the
free countries, the Soviet governmenl
will wither away, and lhe people who
live under slavery can once again be-
If we fight this one battle, we can
look forward to a world of peace, of
law, of decency, of honest agreements.
This world can he built on a firm foundation of government under law, obeying the desires of decent moral people.
The American people know we have
inherited the most perfect design for a
government under law and serving the
ideals of harmony and truth. We do
not need to seek a new way of life. We
need only be true to our own great
ideals. Then we shall emerge from the
shadows strong and clean and free, and
give to the world the glad tidings that
.America is true to herself once more.
Should Foreign Aid
The following views on our foreign aid
program were expressed by Senators William E. Jenner and John J. Sparkman on
a recent Farts Forum radio program, and
are presented here as a continuation of
the opposing viewpoints regarding U. S.
Senator Jenner Speaks:
How Americans, every year the Senate and the House go solemnly through
the motions of debating foreign aid
spending, but the bills are always passed.
This year, as usual, I pointed out
on the Senate floor that the Executive
branch has on band nearly nine billion
dollars for foreign aid. which is still unspent. That is enough for three years'
work, but Congress was asked to appropriate three and a half billions for
the years in the future, and we had to
put the government further into the red
to do it. Everything is all set for you
to keep on paying out these billions every year from now 'til eternilv. 'l on
don't have to do a thing if you like
taxes. Congress can do nothing without your help.
Let us face the essential fact: foreign
spending has become a gigantic boondoggle. For example, you are paying the
salaries of people who are sent to Yugoslavia to ask Tito to please take some
of your money for his roads and his
colleges, while our states badly need
roads at home and our colleges are
searching desperately for means to carry on. Now, what is boondoggling? Is
it just a way to waste your money? No,
indeed. It would be much better for you
if the money was wasted. Boondoggling
18 a very useful thing. It is not useful to
the taxpayers; it is not especially useful to the recipients. Boondoggling is
useful lo ambitious men in governmenl
who want to get hold of tax money
and make it into a political machine so
they can slay in power. Boondoggling
helps the power seekers in two ways.
It gives them a full time staff of thousands of people who can carry out
their plans. With this staff the political
climbers can give your money away, but,
you give it only to pressure groups who
will repay the gifts with votes and other
Harry Hopkins built a huge WPA
staff which handed out your money for
folk dailies and counting squirrels and
other such projects. But it is a mistake to imagine he did not care win re
the money went. Hopkins watched every dollar with the closest attention. He
gave your money to mayors and governors who organized the unemployed
into pressure groups, which came to
TS FORUM NEWS, October, 1955