The Communists and their Collaborators
Senator William Jenner
vjF t is u pleasure for me to come here
to Cincinnati, as the guest of the Sons
of the American Revolution, to meet so
many devoted patriots from the heartland of our country. It is an honor for
me to be asked to speak to you, who are
yourselves leaders in the conflict with
the Communist forces seeking to destroy our country.
You are well-informed on the facts of
Communist penetration. You know the
substance of congressional reports on
communism. 1 will not attempt to tell
you what you already know. You want
me to tell you what you do not know :
What can we do to halt, and then hurl
back, the Communist invasion of our
country, and end the nightmare which
keeps the world in fear'.''
In a ii-ee-nt hearing in Washington on
the Strategy and Tactics of Communism,
Mr. Louis Budenz told our subcommittee that the Communist conspiracy is
stronger than ever in the I nitecl Slates.
He says only whal you and other good
fighters in the cause have he-en saying.
The realization is widespread thai the
power of the Communists over American life is increasing, and increasing al
a frightening pace.
Why is the power of the Communist
conspiracy growing? What can we do
to stop it?
You want to know how it is possible
that a dentist in the United States Army
is promoted, and suddenly given an
honorable discharge, when he refuses to
tell of his Communist connections l" a
Senate committee, while an American
officer who spent long cruel months in
a Chinese prison camp, watching American soldiers starving and dying in a
Manchurian cave, is given a dishonorable discharge.
Remarks of Senator William /'.'. Jenner, (R-lnd.), before the
Sons of the American Revolution meeting at Cincinnati, Ohio-
October 15, 1954.
Senator Jenner says: "f/n/Vss we quickly see the present shape
of the Communist invasion, unless we quickly work out the
right counterattack, then . . . you and I will live to see Ihe Soviet
conquest of the United Stales."
You want to know how it is possible
that a Senator from a sovereign state of
the I nion, following the mandate of his
constituents to tear communism out by
the roots, is recommended for censure
by a committee of the Senate, while men
who follow the same policy as the Communists are praised in the press.
But let us get one thing straight. Senator McCarthy is not hunting down
dentists. He is hunting for men high in
our Army who protected a Communist
officer in American uniform. The most
destructive of all wars may be unleashed at any moment. But what good
are our most heroic efforts to protect
our country, if the enemy is working
secretly within our defense establishment? Even one traitor in authority-
over our military forces presents a mortal danger. We cannot take one useful
step to safeguard America from Communists in Europe or Asia unless we can
find and remove every Communist agent
and every Communist collaborator from
every position of trust within our gates.
I am not interested in the wringing of
hands. You can get a thousand speakers
to view with alarm. It is too late for
Let us pass over the dramatics, the
oratory, the appeal to emotions; they
are a luxury Americans cannot afford
today. A group of medical doctors called
together in conference to meet a mysterious invasion of bubonic plague
would not spend their time telling each
other horror stories about wicked germs.
Military officers called together to meet
invasion by secret legions of the enemy.
dressed like travelers but trained tee
plant atomic bombs, would not spend a
precious minute denouncing the nation
which reverts to such horrors.
You are not the audience at a movic
show on communism. You are the
trained and experienced officers of the
American resistance. You and I must
meet the Communist threat, i "" ""'
must meet it today and not tumor"
You and I must help our fellow ciw
to meet it.
COUNTERATTACK OR CONQUEST'
I say to you, my friends, that ui»
we quickly see the present shape o|.
Communist invasion, unless we q"'
work out the right counterattack, tl"'1
and I say this most solemnly *"""
I will live to see the Soviet conqual
the United States. We will live to;
thousands of young Americans c*l
off to Communist prison camps he1*
American soil, tortured by brain"'
ing experts as barbarous as any ouM
faced in Manchurian prison e amp-
shall see old men and women M
Starve. We shall see the hard col*
true American leadership in politil
government, in the press, in
churches, led out to die with a bai
on their eyes, while hysterical moi
frightened men and women are l"'1
together by bayonets ice watch the!
I said you and I will live I" "'
Communist conquest is nol sornjj
planned for fifty years from ii""
arc the leaders who will be sh"1
dubbed to death. Our parents art
people who will be lefl lee starveJ
sons are the youth who will man
prison camps on our sacred soil, W
washed lill they are servile slaves "'
slave-drivers, or their corpses are h':'
in iinc-s and shallow dugouts,
I say to you lhat we iniisi avoid '
lion, and then I paint a picture j
America debased by hordes of \it'i
nese under Soviet Russian nia-H'rr
lhat fair? Yes. my friends, il i>
because our firsl step is to accew
shocking fact that we have no i'"1
We cannot fight communism ltl
row; there is only today. Do we i'1)
country have our minds focused on
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