Thursday, February 25, 2010

John Foster Dulles: 2/25/1888

"Our institutions reflect the belief of our founders that all men were endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights...They believed that human institutions ought primarily to help men develop their God-given possibilities," thus stated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who was born FEBRUARY 25, 1888, in the home of his Civil War general grandfather.

A graduate of Princeton, John Foster Dulles studied law at George Washington University, was an Army Major in WWI and a U.S. Senator. He was advisor to Truman and Secretary of State for Eisenhower. A Presbyterian pastor's son, Dulles negotiated the Peace Treaty with Japan and was U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., is named for him.

Speaking on Communism, John Foster Dulles remarked at the Jesuit Alumni Dinner, April 11, 1955: "Man, we read in the Holy Scriptures, was made a little lower than the angels. Should man now be made little higher than domesticated animals which serve the purpose of their human masters? So men face the great dilemma of whether to use force to resist aggression which imposes conditions which violate the moral law and the concept that man has his origins and his destiny in God."

American Minute with Bill Federer

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