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We've got a Garrison State, partly because, the way you get re-elected to Congress,

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in the House, is very largely: 'How much bacon did you bring to the district?'

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that means military contacts, not schools.

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Not hospitals.

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Military contacts. Not education. Military.

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That's what I mean.

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I mean that when Eisenhower, I think [[??]] said five million workers are polling directly independent.

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A lot of corporations make their profits out of, they might make them otherwise.

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A third of all our engineers and scientists are devoted to it.

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Um, half of all our research money is not unoften pulled out of unemployment,

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but how can you, how can you get more deadly weapons(--)scientifically.

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This is a characteristic of a Garrison State

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and it is not in that atmosphere that you will get the fair and full employment,

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which you and every other decent American wants to have.

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That's as good as I can do in a short time.

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[[background voice]]

We would like [[??]] one more point tonight gentlemen and I'm sorry, I cannot I [[inaudible]]

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It has been the, uhm, Department of Defense (--)

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in many instances with [[??]] of, uhm,

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government contracts, in the Southern states, with corporations that located their facilities in Southern states

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they have been the forerunner in,

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acquiring and maintaining and acquiring that these corporations

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exercise the system of fair and employment for all

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and that these persons be heard, regardless of their race, [[breed?]] Or color.

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Do you not agree that it has been

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the Department of Defense has been a forerunner in, granting, full and impartial employment?

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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
No.

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