Another time they found a dead
mouse in the road and someone said,
"Here's more proof of germ warfare."
So they took the mouse, made a uniform
for it, and even shoulder patches, and
put it up in a tree. The Chinese guards
were agog. They sent for a Chinese
surgeon. He came in white gown, boots,
and gauze mask. He took a pair of
chopsticks and a paper bag, deposited
the mouse in his bag. and carried it back
to the laboratory to examine it for
deadly American germs.
Another American told his captors
lhat he was the "last of the Mohicans"
and if the Communist jailers did not
treat him right, he was going to report
them for genocide.
Have no fear—the heart of America is
sound. Only the overprivileged are corrupted.
MUST STOP CONSPIRACY AT TOP
We must stop the Communist conspiracy where it is strongest—at the
top. We must have a description of the
modus operandi of the Communists today as clear and precise as the description we had of the "fronts" and "transmission belts" which were their mainstay in the thirties. Only Congress can
In the thirties, when we needed precise definitions, we used "card-carrying
Communists" as a mark of those under
Soviet discipline. But that tag is now-
obstructing us. Louis Budenz said he
had not seen over a half-dozen party
cards in his life.
We must learn the means of identifying those who collaborate with Moscow
whether they are party members or not.
We must follow the search wherever it
We must trace every single step in
the methods by which Communists intimidate the weak and bribe the greedy.
\\ e must uncover every method by
which they abuse American political
power, police power, and public opinion.
We need as full and accurate a list
of collaborators in high places as we
have in Appendix IX of the people who
lent their names to Communist fronts.
We must insist that not a single Communist agent or Communist collaborator
is left in a position of trust anywhere in
the I nited States. We must pin the scarlet letter "T" on every man who sold his
soul and betrayed his country to save
You know as I do that this task cannot be left to your government alone.
Tbe FBI and the Department of Justice
have to work with legal evidence. That
is the American way. They can catch
spies and saboteurs. They cannot deal
with a corporation president or a magazine publisher or a politician who has
made a deal with the Communists in a
This task cannot be left wholly to
your Congress, even though they are the
Military Intelligence Division in your
war on treason.
You need a committee on internal
security in every state legislature in the
I nion. Have you ever wondered why
we have so few? Have you wondered
why New York State has no such committee? The New York State Legislature
twice elicl excellent work. Why was it
-lopped? Why has the California committee had such a stormy career? Why
did Ihe Illinois committee come to a
We also need a committee on internal
security in every private organization in
the country. I for one will never help
to extend the power of the federal government over our great self-governing
institutions the colleges, the churches,
the free enterprises, the unions serving
our working men. I want our self-governing institutions to clean their own
houses in their own way.
We know that as soon as such committees are set up, the Communists will
seek to penetrate them or build up propaganda to discredit them. But we shall
iii'mi win unless we are as smart as they
Every American is a sentinel on
guard. Every crossroad of American life
is a battleground where we must take
our stand and say, "They shall not
You will say, "We do not want to
spend all our time hunting subversives
and distrusting each other." But I say,
"There is no need to do so."
Here we come to the hope and the
MUST DISMANTLE BIG GOVERNMENT
I told you the Communists made their
great gains in our government in the
thirties. They found easy money, loose
organization, personal government, confusion, and greed. Without the New
Deal they could never have made their
In the war climate, from 1940 to
today, they found more easy money,
even looser organization, more personal
government, confusion, and greed. Without the Fair Deal they could never have
penetrated our private agencies. But
don't be misled. They will penetrate the
Republican administration as they did
the Democrats, to the same degree, if
we let them keep the same easy money
and loose organization to feed on.
One essential step in fighting communism is to dismantle that wholly un-
American "big government" which they
like best. Every time we cut taxes,
tighten up statute laws, reduce the area
of government by directives, limit executive treaty-making, or strengthen stales'
rights, we are cutting off the feeding
grounds ecu which tin' Communists have
■j row n so great.
Why have so many businessmen, law-
yers, editors, bowed their necks to the
Communist yoke? Because they live
government handouts, because the I
ernment controls their orders, «
costs, their overhead, their taxes, tl
means of communication.
Our task is a pincers movefl
against communism, an American
chon. One arm of the pincers will
the system of many nets, manned
u ise and patriotic Americans, to ae
and catch the Communists and their'
lalcoiators at the inner heart of \
nation. The other arm of the pin1'
will be the steps by which we rebi>
our country according to the grand'
sign of our founding fathers. We 1
learn again to carry our own bun
and demolish the governmental pyrai
from which Communists extend
regimentation of our people. "s
Let me return to our starting P* e
The danger is clear. But we have,
time. The enemy is silently pres^ ,
deeper into our vitals. Every day
ii l ■ • • Jd not
collaborators are gaining in power«.
the patriots. When the men of MoS" i
are sure, they will strike—in Form'
Korea, or over the Arctic Circle. lna
have no time. '"'
FREEDOM WORTH ALL IT COSTS '"
^ ecu and 1 believe there is someu* lt's
special about America. I will not
scribe it because I cannot.
You know the story from the L**
"\\ hat is freedom worth? Go ask
slave' who has lost it. He knows fri"
i- worth all it costs, even life 1
The prisoners of war who tesl
before us knew what America m'
Perhaps they, too, could not e*|
But you saw it in their faces. Far " , .
America in the hands of orue'j na
mentors, with none of the material J j
foils foreigners think we value ^ ,
they possessed the idea of Ameri<^ ^
kepi them alive
What is America worth? What
il mean to you if the beauty of AiHe (
the meaning of America, were W ^
wiped from the earth? If America , (()
today a conquered nation wuth nj
Chinese slave-drivers forcing our V? Vh
to work, and Bed jailers under -V v.;s
inaslcrs wire torturing our fighting] m,
and clubbing our leaders to death,
price would von pay to win bac*t W
country's freedom? | 0t
Give only half what you would ft
or a quarter of it, or a tenth of i'' .
give it every clay, no matter wh*
temptation to forget.
If each of us will give a tithe '" „s
lime and slri'iigth and resource- •'' Si
guard America today, we can 1°° j ut
waul lo the happy hour when ll"'.. fo
cloud of Communist barbarity >vl, |jt
lifted from the
before the w°r
again neiore me wv,',t
the symbol of liberty in a world v
all men can be free.
FACTS FORUM NEWS, January,]