"When the love of peace degenerates
into the fear of tear, it becomes of all
passions the most despicable."
—Sex. William Brani h (.his
of Virginia prior to the \\ ar of 11112
"One insuh pocketed soon produces
—Thom \s Jefferson
"The policy anil practice of the Russian government hare always been to
push forward its encroachments as fast
and «\ far as apathy or want of firmness of other governments would allow
it to go. but always to slop and retire
when it met with decided resistance, and
then to wait for the next favorable opportunity to make another spring on its
intended victim. '
—Lord Palmerston, British Minister
of Foreign Affairs, over li><> years ago
"c nless there is an eternal readiness
to respond with tin' same faith, the same
courage, and the same devotion in the
defense of oar institutions which were
exhibited in their establishment, tee shall
be dispossessed, anil others of a sterner
fibre uill seize on our inheritance.
"What is a Communist'.'' One alio has
yearnings for equal division of unequal
earnings. Idler or bungler, he is willing
to fork out his penny and pocket your
Ebenezer Ei liott
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78 Has the Communist world conspiracy gained ground in 1954V
111 Is 1 .S. public being subjected to propaganda to popularize 1 ^
50 Should tin- government crack down on big industrial mergers?
71 Are both major parties being influenced by Communists'.'
83 Are Socialistic trends weakening America's backbone, priva"
-II Are school- doing a better job of teaching 3
94 Should the public1 be told who promoted and honorably dis<-hargel'
!7 Has Eisenhower given Americans the change he promised in 1959
63 If import tariffs were lowered would American wage scales sufh'r-
22 Is Tito's communism any different from Soviet communism?
72 Should Pearl Harbor disaster be re-investigated in light of recaj
'? Should we increase our technical assistance to countries like India-
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?>2 Should the President's cabinet meetings be televised?
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] 7. Should the federal government spend $50 billion on ""
\\ ill a rearmed Germany be an able ally?
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Is drastic reduction of government the best way to curb
ltd most \mericans prefer freedom to security?
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