Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Constitution is Your Business

"Guatemala is not behind the Iron Curtain yet, but about a year ago the government in Guatemala seized 240,000 acres of land in Guatemala, which belonged to the United Fruit Co. What did the United Fruit Co. do about it? Nothing. There was nothing they could do about it. There is no effective constitutional restraint upon government in Guatemala; there is no enforceable restraint upon the power of the Guatemalan government...Let's not talk about the Iron Curtain. Let's talk about the situation that prevails outside the free world. There isn't any free world outside of the United States of America, because nowhere else on earth can the individual citizen enforce his rights against the power and majesty of his government. Here you can still do that, thank God, but ofttimes I wonder how long that priceless privilege will remain." 

Good Reading Rack Service, 1954

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