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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:19 PM

7. When Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne into Little Rock, Arkansas

to uphold the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, he gave one of the most dramatic speeches to the nation ever given by a President. He was leading the federal government in acting against a State's assertion of State's Rights. He was concerned with how the U.S. looked to other countries in the world in violating the human rights of African Americans. He showed respect for the United Nations and its charter. This way of thinking would be completely foreign to any Republican today.

"...Our enemies are gloating over this incident and using it everywhere to misrepresent our whole nation. We are portrayed as a violator of those standards of conduct which the peoples of the world united to proclaim in the Charter of the United Nations. There they affirmed “faith in fundamental human rights” and “in the dignity and worth of the human person” and they did so “without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.” ..."

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