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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1954)

Parties and elections: state party platforms,   pp. [595]-[616] PDF (6.3 MB)


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DEMOCRATIC STATE PLATFORM
                              1952
                          THE NATION
                      International Policies
  The Democratic Party strives for peace with freedom and justice
for all nations. This is our great objective.
  Today the free world faces the terrible threat of communist
aggression. We will continue to meet that threat with all our human
and material resources.
  The source of America's strength has always been the free
enterprise of Americans and the imagination and courage with which
Americans develop new solutions to old problems. With firm faith
in the God-given freedom of the individual, we will maintain that
vitality.
  The Democratic Party of Wisconsin applauds the magnificent
fight of the national administration for a free and peaceful world
through the bold leadership of the United Nations, generous pro-
grams of economic assistance and a free world united as never
before in the Atlantic Pact against communist aggression.
                         National Policies
   In 1933, a Democratic administration met the threat of total
economic collapse with courage and vigor. Today America's leader-
ship of the free nations of the world rests upon the soundest,
strongest economy in world history.
   We believe that America's greatest economic strength is rooted
in the sound economic policies of the Democratic New Deal and
Fair Deal programs - tested by the fires of a 20-year period of
war and economic turmoil.
   We are proud that the Democratic Party has struck at the roots
of communism with constructive economic and social policies. Today,
in the name of anti-communism, political opportunists seek to
impose a sterile conformity of thought and action upon traditionally
free men. With the principle of "Guilt by association" and the
method of "Character assassination" they seriously threaten the
liberty of thought, of expression and of assembly that has made
America strong. In the fight against communism and communist
agents they have accomplished less than nothing. The Democratic
Party early established a remarkably effective program to prevent
the infiltration of communist agents into government. We heartily
concur with the President of the United States in his pledge that
"we are not going to turn the United States into a right-wing
totalitarian country in order to deal with a left-wing totalitarian
threat". We will continue to fight communism and the agents of


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