Please forward to President Trump, state governors, elected officials at local, state, and federal levels…
Before you read this article KNOW THAT SUCH TREASONOUS POLICIES OUT OF WASHINGTON AND OUR STATE GOVERNORS OFFICES TOOK PLACE BEFORE AND AFTER TWO WARS AGAINST COMMUNIST COUNTRIES CONTROLLED BY USSR AND CHINA: AFTER THE KOREAN WAR WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF 36,914 AMERICAN SERVICEMEN AND BEFORE THE VIETNAM WAR WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF 58,000 AMERICAN SERVICEMEN.)
TOTAL COMBAT RELATED DEATHS OF MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILIES DUE TO WHAT COULD BE CONSIDERED TREASON BY OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS: 94,914
Roscoe Drummond… from Washington… Invitation to Soviet ‘Governors’, N.Y. Herald Tribune, 1959.
San Juan, P.R. — The nine-member executive committee of the U.S. governors, who have just reported to President Eisenhower on their own tour of Russia, are arranging to invite the Prime Ministers of the 16 Soviet republics to attend and take part in the 1960 Governors’ Conference.
It is evident that the governors strongly endorse the imminent exchange of visits between Premier Khrushchev and President Eisenhower, but they believe this burgeoning East-West exchange needs to include officials from all levels of government.
The plan now is to send invitations from the American governors to Soviet ‘governors’ who are the chief executive officers of the Soviet Republics and with all of whom Gov. Leroy Collins of Flordia, Gov. Robert Meyner of New Jersey, Gov. Luther Hodges of North Carolina, and their colleagues, conferred at length last month. The formal action to extend these invitations will either be taken by the governors at their session here or left to the executive committee to work out.
The governors are discussing this project with representatives of the state Department and the White House as they did before they undertook their own trip this summer. In the wake of the Krushchev-Eisenhower exchange, there is no doubt that Washington will approve.
The intention is that attendance at the next Governors’ Conference shall be only a part of the hospitality to be arranged for the top officials of the Soviet Republics many of whom will be the political leaders of the Soviet Union in years to come. What the inviting governors have in mind is:
A visit by the prime ministers, either as a group or separately, to as many states as possible and at least to all sections of the country.
A full day’s participation at the Governors’ Conference during which there would be a joint discussion of common problems–housing, health, old age care, etc.
An invitation to attend as observers both the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions so that they may see how a democracy picks its presidential candidates.
[Politically incorrect comment from Charlotte: USSR was interested in our elections 60 years ago and we are now asking ourselves how it could be possible Russia might now not just “be interested in” but might actually “interfere in” our elections?]
Related: Soviets in the Classroom
This plan reflects the intention of the governors’ executive committee to implement their own appeal to the President that “a greatly expanded program of exchange visits, particularly at the middle and local levels of government, would be highly desirable.”
In his address as chairman, Gov. Collins told the conference that “what the Soviets do and what we do toward relieving the anxieties (of the cold war) and assisting aspirations around the world will determine whether the world community successfully meets the challenges or survival…The states must be partners and co-workers in this common undertaking if we are to succeed.”
GOOD WILL RESERVOIR
The reports which the governors made to their colleagues on what they found in Russia were realistic. While they noted the gap between the friendly sentiment of the Soviet people and the policies of the Kremlin, they were impressed by the “reservoir of goodwill” they found on every hand.
They believe that an early visit to the U.S. of their Soviet counterparts would carry forward whatever gains might be made as a result of the Kozlov-Nixon and Khrushchev-Eisenhower visit this year.