Beyond Victory and Toward a New Frontier (1946 – 1963)

For most of us, these are the years of our lives – OUR history. We begin… ~ Ed.

General Douglas MacArthur, Farewell Address to Congress (April 19, 1951)
“…old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty.”

Edwin Cole (April 19, 1951)
“Letter to President Harry S. Truman in response to General Douglas MacArthur’s Farewell Address before the United States Congress.”

The McCarran-Walter Act: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 ~ June 27, 1952
“The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 upheld the national origins quota system established by the Immigration Act of 1924, reinforcing this controversial system of immigrant selection.”

Senator John F. Kennedy on the Electoral College (March 20, 1956)
“Senate Joint Resolution 31, concerning which there has been little, if any, public interest or knowledge, constitutes one of the most far-reaching, and I believe mistaken-schemes ever proposed to alter the American constitutional system. No one knows with any certainty what will happen if our electoral system is totally revamped…”

John Mason Brown – Groton, Mass., 1958
“I am sick and tired of the snivelers, the defeated and the whiners.”

President John F. Kennedy: President and the Press (April 27, 1961)
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.”

General Douglas MacArthur, Duty, Honor, Country (May 12, 1962)
“Duty, Honor, Country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.”