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"American Liberty League: It's Platform". American Liberty League. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images Digital Library Services, University of Kentucky Libraries Lexington, Kentucky Am_Lib_Leag_8 These pages may freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. "American Liberty League: It's Platform". American Liberty League. American Liberty League. Washington, D.C. 1935. This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. American Liberty League Its Platform A non-partisan organization devoted to aid in the solution of economic and social problems. Its membership is open to every American citizen who believes in the fundamental principles which gave birth to the Constitution of the United States. The Platform of the American Liberty League 1. To preserve American institutions which safeguard, to citizens in all walks of life, the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore to uphold American principles which oppose the tendency shown in many countries to restrict freedom of speech, freedom of the press, religious liberty, the right to peaceable assembly and the right to petition the government; and to combat the growth of bureaucracy, the spread of monopoly, the socialization of industry and the regimentation of American life. 2. To maintain the right of an equal opportunity for all to work, earn, save and acquire property in order that every man may enjoy the fruit of his own ability and labor, and thus have, in his declining years, the peace of mind that comes from a sense of security for himself and for his wife and children who may survive him. 3. To uphold the principle that the levying of taxes, the appropriation of public funds and the designation of the purposes for which they are to be expended are exclusively the functions of the Congress and should not be exercised by administrative officials. 4. To advocate economy in government by abolishing useless commissions and offices, consolidating departments and bureaus and eliminating extravagance ; to advocate a sound fiscal policy and the maintenance of a sound and stable currency to be preserved at all hazards. 5. To further the restoration of employment and the rehabilitation of agriculture, business and industry, and to oppose all unnecessary interference and competition by government with legitimate industry. 6. To oppose all measures that may threaten the security of the invested savings of the millions of savings bank depositors, holders of insurance policies and other investors. Also to support governmental policies that will protect invested funds that go to the maintenance of churches, colleges, hospitals and all institutions that care for the aged, the poor, the orphans and the afflicted. To support government in the obligation to provide for those who, because of involuntary unemployment or disability, cannot provide for themselves. To uphold the American principle that laws be made only by the direct representatives of the people in the Congress, and that the laws be interpreted only by the Courts, and to oppose the delegation of either of these functions to executive departments, commissions or bureau heads. To provide for the rank and file of the American people, who are unorganized and too often have no voice in legislation that affects their welfare, an opportunity, through united effort and a service of public information, to offset the influence of any and all groups working for selfish purposes. 10. Finally, to preserve for succeeding generations the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the safeguards of personal liberty and the opportunity for initiative and enterprise provided under the Constitution. These are the foundation stones upon which America has built the most successful governmental structure thus far devised. ORGANIZATION The organization of the American Liberty League provides for a National Executive Committee responsible for the conduct of the League, subject to the laws of the District of Columbia under which it is chartered. It orovides for a larger National Advisory Council available to counsel and advise with the Executive Committee in its work. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The National Executive Committee now consists of the following: Sewell L. Avery J. Howard Pew Chicago, Illinois Philadelnhia. Pa. Thurmond Chatham Winston-Salem. N. ( Colby m. Chester Greenwich, Conn. . Clayton Houston, Tex; H. B. Earhart Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Henry B. Joy Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Frank C. Rand St. Louis, Missc H. B. Rust Pittsburgh, Pa Mrs. James Ross Todd Louisville, Kentucky Jambs W. Wadsworth Geneseo, N. Y. NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL Membership of the National Advisory Council as of January 10, 1935, was as follows: Anderson Fort Worth, Texas O. B. Andrews Chattanooga, Tennessee Theodore M. Bailey Sioux Falls, South Dakota John Hampton Barnes Devon, Pennsylvania John A. Bush St. Louis, Missou John M. Bush Negaunee, Michip Dan D. Casement Manhattan, Kansas L. W. Childress St. Louis, Missouri Dr. Samuel Harden Church Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania E. W. Clark Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Julius W. Cone Greensboro, North Carolii S. T. Crapo Detroit, Michigan Stanly A, Eaton Kellogg, Idaho A. C. Ellis, Jr. Salt Lake City, Utah Crawford H. Ellis New Orleans, Louisiana Mrs. William T. Emme New York City Calvin fentress William Ga Providence, Rhode Island Fred C. Gause Indianapolis, Indiana Joseph R. Hamlen Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. William T. Healey Atlanta, Georgia John Hemphill West Chester, Pennsylva: Mrs. Ernest Howe Litchfield, Connecticut Fred A. How land Montpelier, Vermont Elton Hoyt, 2nd Cleveland, Ohio F. C. Hubbell Des Moines, Iowa Mrs. Waller B. Hunt Lexington, Kentucky Miss Annie B. Jennings Fairfield, Connecticut Crawford T. Johnson Birmingham, Alabama Henry B. Joy Detroit, Michigan P. H. Joyce Chicago, Illinois Dr. Albert G. Keller New Ha icut Cornelius F. Kelley New York City Dr. Edwin W. Kem merer Princeton, New Jersey Mrs. Paul F. Khysbr Salt Lake City, Utah Edward W. Knight Charleston, W. Va. Robert E. L. Knight Dallas, Texj D. P. Lsmbn Sioux Falls, South Dakota K. P. Lewis Durham, North Carolina Clarence B. Little , Massachusetts F. W. Lowery Phoenix, Arizona Robert Luce Waltham, Massachusetts Robert L. Lund St. Louis, Missouri Thomas N. McCarter Newark, New Jersey Samuel R. McKelvie Lincoln, Nebraska James MacNaughton Calumet, Michigan Alvan Macauley Detroit, Michigan W. H. Metson San Francisco, California W. R. Metz Alliance, Nebraska Mrs. Cyrus Miller Sewickley, Pennsylvania George M. Moffbtt New York City Malcolm Moncrieffe Horn, Wyom" Mrs. McGinley Moore New York City Sterling Morton Chicago, Illinois John Lindsay Morehead Charlotte, North Carolina Grayson M-P Murphy New York City Mrs. William E. Norvell, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Edgar Palmer Princeton, New Jersey Thomas A. Phabody North Manchester, Indiana Spencer Penrose â– ado Springs, Colorado Lucius F. Robinson, Jr. Hartford, Connecticut Mrs. William A. Sauf-k Evanston, Illinois Dr. J. J. Seelman Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mrs. Henry D. Sharps Mrs. Aiken Simons Charleston, South Carolina Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. New York City Mrs. George Sloane William J. Smith Battle Creek, Michigai Dr. Walter E. Spahr New York City R. L. Taylor Memphis, Tennessee Gaston Therrell Columbus, Mississippi Edmund F. Trabue Louisville. Kentucky Robinson Vbrrill Portland, Maine Mrs. Oliver Wallop Big Horn, Wyom Dr. Ray B. ^Vesterfielo New Haven, Connecticut George Whstfeldt New Orleans, Louisiana Alex M. Wetherill Seattle, Washington Miss Maude Wetmore Newport, Rhode Island Mrs. Myron A. Wick Chagrin Falls, Ohio Joseph E. Widener Philadelphia, Pennsylvani Warren Wright MEMBERSHIP We extend to every American citizen who believes in the fundamental principles which gave birth to the Constitution of the United States an invitation to become a member of the American Liberty League. Membership does not involve financial obligation, but we welcome contributions as the League is supported entirely by the voluntary gifts of its members. AMERICAN LIBERTY LEAGUE National Press Building WASHINGTON, D. C. Date_____________ I subscribe to the principles and purposes of the American Liberty League, as set forth herein, and I desire to contribute $---------------towards its support as noted below: Cash herewith $-........--------------------- Installments as follows:. Signature.. NAME:......... (Please print) ADDRESS: -TOWN:_________ (Mr. Mrs. Miss) Please send me [ of this pamplet. ) additional copies