Communist goals advance

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The recent letter from Brune Dowry (“Christians intolerant,” Reader Input, Dec. 6) revealed who he serves. It reminded me of the Congressional Record — Appendix, pp. A34-A35 — Jan. 10, 1963 — “45 Communist Goals to Take Over America.” I have listed only a few to show Mr. Dowry how far we have fallen. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of communist domination. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. Gain control of all student newspapers. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under communist attack. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, TV and present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out-of-step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis and discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” Dale Smith, Auburn