Oversize Speeches III

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "General Van Fleet"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker: Senator Jenner
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "It is good in these days of whining and of breast-beating, of buck-passing and of expediency, to hear from an American leader who believes in America - and in its future. Yours is not the blind faith of the ill-informed, not the courage of the untried. You have met the Communist enemy in Greece and, again, in Korea - and to the extent that you were free to act it is the enemy who has good reason to regret the encounter. You, yourself, have never wavered in your will to win and in your conviction that "there is no substitute for victory." {2 pp}

  2. "McCarthy Senate Speech"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker: Joe McCarthy
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "Mr. President, I believe that one of the most important considerations which we should keep before us as we discuss this resolution of censure is that we sit here today as judges, and we have a solemn obligation to deport ourselves as judges." {42 PP}

  3. "(?)"
    Date: (?)
    Speaker: (?)
    Audience: (?)
    Content: "Two and one-half years ago at Wheeling, West Virginia, in a Lincoln Day Speech, I charged that there were men in the State Department who were following the Communist Party line in their policies and were either collaborators or cooperating in advancing the ends of Soviet Russia in the world as against the welfare of the United States" {5 PP}