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“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.”

Norman Thomas
Socialist Party presidential candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948.

Before you vote:

Instead of maintaining a state of intellectual vigilance, we have taken Communist slogans as the major premises for too many of our conclusions.  The list of strategic goals (read into the Congressional record in 1963)  is all part of the campaign to soften America for the final takeover.

Current Communist Goals:

1.  US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic was.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5.  Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.

6.  Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination

7.  Grant recognition of Red China.  Admission of Red China to the UN

8.  Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the UN

9.  Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiation are in progress

10.  Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the UN

11. Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind

12.  Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party

13.  Do away with all loyalty oaths

14.  Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office

15.  Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate rights

17.  Get control of the schools.  Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda.  Soften the curriculum.  Get control of teacher associations.  Put the part line in textbooks.

18.  Gain control of all student newspapers.

19.  Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attacks.

20.  Infiltrate the press.  Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21.  Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures

22.  Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression.  Substitute good art with shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

23.  Control art critics and directors of art museums.

24.  Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship and a violation of free speech and free press.

25.  Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV

26.  Present homo-sexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy”

27.  Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion.  Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch”

28.  Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29.  Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide basis

30.  Discredit the american founding fathers,  Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man”

31.  Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture”.  Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communist took over.

32.  Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc

33.  Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus

34.   Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities

35.  Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI

36.  Infiltrate and gain control of more unions

37.  Infiltrate and gain control of big business

38.  Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies.  Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one by psychiatrists can understand or treat

40.  Discredit the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals

41.  Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.  Attribute prejudices, mental influence of parents.  Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42.  Create impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government

44.  Internationalize the Panama Canal

45.  Repeal the Connally Reservation so the US cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems.  Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

This list is from the 1960’s.  How many goals have they achieved?  Way too many!  We have trusted government for far too long.  Get out and VOTE – then hold the elected’s feet to fire!

FEE President Lawrence W. Reed delivered these remarks, compiled from other articles and speeches, to mark the final event at FEE’s original headquarters in Irvington, New York, on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

I begin with this remark of the celebrated Roman historian Livy, written 2,000 years ago:

There is an exceptionally beneficial and fruitful advantage to be derived from the study of the past. There you see, set in the clear light of historical truth, examples of every possible type. From these you can select for yourself and your country what to imitate, and also what, as being mischievous in its inception and disastrous in its consequences, you should avoid.

The history of ancient Rome spans a thousand years—roughly 500 as a republic and 500 as an imperial autocracy, with the birth of Christ occurring almost precisely in the middle. The closest parallels between Roman and American civilizations are to be found in Rome’s first half-millennium as a republic. We in our day can derive the most instructive lessons from that period. The tyranny of the empire came after the republic was destroyed and that’s the truly awful consequence of decay that America can yet avoid.

Both Rome and America were born in revolt against monarchy—Americans against the British and Romans against the Etruscans. Wary of concentrated authority, both established republics with checks and balances, separation of powers and protection of certain rights of at least many people, if not all. Despite shortcomings, the establishment of the Roman Republic in the sixth century B.C. and the American Republic in the eighteenth century A.D. represented the greatest advances for individual liberty in the history of the world. Unparalleled prosperity and influence resulted in both cases. Both established constitutions intended to preserve the liberties bestowed on large numbers of people—the Americans a written one, the Romans, like the British, an unwritten one that was nonetheless revered for centuries as precedent not to be violated and definitely worth fighting and even dying for.

Upon winning their freedom, Romans split the top position of power between two men—the consuls. One was to be a check upon the other and neither, except in emergency situations, was to serve more than one year. Legislative bodies—the Senate and assemblies of elected representatives—were established. Incidentally, the Senate was retained in name, though not in power, for the entire thousand years of Roman history. Even as freedom vanished, the later tyrants couldn’t quite bring themselves to abolish the symbols of republicanism. So if America ever loses its Republic, it wouldn’t be surprising if it kept its House and Senate. As in the case of Rome, our legislative bodies may even formally ratify the final extinction of the freedom they’ve been voting against for decades.

Let me share with you what I call, “The Three Most Stubborn Lessons of History,” and then I’ll go back and briefly relate each to the Roman Republic:

Number One: No people who lost their character kept their liberties.

Number Two: Power that is shackled and dispersed is preferable to power that is unrestrained and centralized.

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