A Choice Not an Echo: The inside story of how American by Phyllis Schlafly

By Phyllis Schlafly

A decision, no longer an Echo used to be issued in hundreds of thousands of copies as an assault on Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller and the japanese Republican institution.

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When the illegally-elected Eisenhower Delegates arrived at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, the job was to get them officially seated in place of the Taft Delegates, in order to take away Taft's narrow margin of victory. By high-pressure propaganda and hypocritical bleating about the moral issue, the kingmakers brought about a change in the rules under which every previous Convention had functioned. " After the rules were changed, the second battle at the 1952 Convention was over the seating of the contested Delegates.

It enacted the Taft-Hartley Law over Truman's veto. It rejected Truman's plan to draft railroad strikers into the Army. It authorized the Hoover Commission to reorganize the Government. It passed the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limiting the President to two terms. By any standard, 50 A CHOICE NOT AN ECHO it was a constructive, responsible Congress, and would have been a winning issue for Republicans. 2 Republicans found to their sorrow that Dewey could not Gallup into the White House as he had Galluped into the nomination.

After the election, Willkie was exposed as a complete phony. "8 He hired an identified Soviet agent to ghost-write his book ONE WORLD. He eagerly donated his legal services to defend a top Communist named Schneiderman and take his case to the United States Supreme Court. Those who might think Willkie's defeat bothered the New York kingmakers who had blitzed his nomination, just don't understand politics. The kingmakers did not care whether Willkie won or lost. All they cared was to make sure 44 A CHOICE NOT AN ECHO that they had on both tickets an eastern interventionist candidate who would continue Roosevelt's foreign policy so that the voters would not have a choice on the great issue of entering the European War.

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