Signs of the Times

[Note second editorial in this issue, pp. 811–813]

J. Edgar Hoover, Director Federal Bureau of Investigation in a television address over NBC

Our homeland was carved out of a vast wilderness by heroic men and women who were determined at any cost that their children, and their children's children, might live in freedom under God. It is our sacred responsibility to help protect that heritage and to preserve it for future generations....

Today, we are facing a crime problem of such magnitude that it represents an acute danger to our national survival. There is a serious weakening of moral and spiritual fibers in our society. We must never forget that a vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with true freedom....

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