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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript 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 give it. 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 may lead. 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 his skin. 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 smoke-filled room. This task cannot be left wholly to Pag* 38 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 sudden end? 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 are. 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 pass." 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 vision. 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 first entry. 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 \ gov ceil! I son picl of I disc son Wt 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. '"' olll FREEDOM WORTH ALL IT COSTS '" in ^ 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<^ ^ I.. I'" to ] Ll'l cri itu vis aw il : , ol 1 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 shine forth ear ih. an d AmeriCJ before the w°r 1 again neiore me wv,',t the symbol of liberty in a world v all men can be free. FACTS FORUM NEWS, January,]
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