Our Threatened Freedom
Are We A Suicidal People? (03:36)
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:00 Are we a suicidal people? This is RJ Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom. In the early days of spring the administration finally proposed an
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:39 In addition to this, the proposed
R.J. Rushdoony: 01:14 Having read “High Frontiers,” it was obvious to me that the critics had not read it, did not know what it was about and that they were expressing wild and hysterical reactions. In fact, I find the critics of “High Frontiers” more to be fair than the Soviet Union and its atomic or nuclear weapons.
R.J. Rushdoony: 01:37 These people react with total suspicion towards any and every defense strategy ever suggested. To hear them talk, we have little to fear from Moscow and everything to fear from our own military leaders. I find this to be a paranoid reaction, to put it mildly. Moreover, it is certainly suicidal. Such people are hostile to any kind of defense and regard defense as a form of aggression. One writer said of the end time missile strategy, “I find it hard to believe that these new weapons are defensive.” The plain fact is that the “High Frontier” strategy gives us simply a device to eliminate missiles in space long before they reach our cities.
R.J. Rushdoony: 02:29 They do not start another arms race, as someone else charged, but are an
R.J. Rushdoony: 02:50 Even if he were right, would it not be better to have only five missiles reach our cities rather than 100? There is no logic behind such thing. Such people claim to be against nuclear war on four peaks and against high military budgets in favor of cheaper one. What we have here a strategy to give them in five years, a good safeguard against nuclear weapons on a lower budget, and they react hysterically against it. Such a reaction is suicidal, and it insures death not freedom. This has been RJ Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom.
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