Present Day Government
Louis T. McFadden
[A radio address made Wednesday, May 2, 1934 and
published in the Congressional Record of May 3, 1934. This speech by
Rep. McFadden is a source document pointed to by those who offer
evidence for an international conspiracy to bring about world
government. The reader is encouraged to reach his or her own
conclusions. There is a wealth of investigative journalism and
research on this subject.]
Mr. McFADDEN. Mr. Speaker, under leave to extend my
remarks in the RECORD I include the following address made by me
yesterday evening over Station WOL in Washington, D.C.:
Just prior to and since the election of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1932 this country has been educated to a new phase in
government, "brain trust advisers", and through them the "new
deal" has introduced a national political economic planning
scheme which seems to have permeated all branches of Government.
The original "brain trust" was composed of Prof.
Raymond Moley, Prof. Rexford Tugwell, and Justice Brandeis'
contribution, A. A. Berle, Jr., and Bernard M. Baruch's
contribution, Gen. Hugh S. Johnson. To these must be added Prof.
George F. Warren and Prof. James Rogers, the gold specialist twins,
and another Justice Louis D. Brandeis confrere, Prof. Felix
Frankfurter, James M. Landis, Jerome Frank, and another Bernard M.
Baruch contribution, Donald Richberg, Frederic C. Howe, Harry L.
Hopkins, Clarence Darrow, Mordecai Ezekial, Harold Ickes, and one
must not omit Secretary of Agriculture
Henry A. Wallace, nor the other Cabinet member, Henry Morgenthau,
Jr., nor should we omit Henry Morgenthau, Sr., who is a sort of
super-adviser for his illustrious son.
These men are now or have been actively engaged in the various
phases of the political economic plan called the "new deal."
The country has recently been treated to the spectacle of the
present administration's attempt to ridicule the idea that there is
a definite new plan of government in process. Without attempting to
comment in any manner whatever on the attempt to disarm the public,
I desire now to refer briefly to a plan that was advocated as far
back as 1918 when A. A. Berle had some very definite ideas regarding
the establishing of a new State. Indeed, he wrote a little book on "The
Significance of a Jewish State", dedicated to his friend, Louis
D. Brandeis. In it he regarded the Jew as "the barometer of
civilization at all times." He recognized the inability of
Christianity to avert war or "to do a single thing towards
mitigating its worst effects," and seemed to think the Jews
were the only power that could do anything about it.
He believed "A Jewish state would be a 'Hague' which could,
and which would, command the attention and govern the thought of the
He did not wait for the public recognition of the "brain
trust" to start a campaign for social regeneration. In 1918 he
said: "There have been many of us who for many years have seen
in the Hebrew laws the elements of the social regeneration of the
world.... It would have commanded interest to the entire world to
see a State, albeit a small one, work these problems through, and
especially a State which could, and which would, call to its aid the
finest body, collectively, of intellectual force and discrimination
which the world knows.... A rationalized Hebrew State, founded on
Hebrew fundamental laws - ethical, social, sanitary, dietary, and
all the rest - would be a working laboratory of social regeneration
which would excite breathless attention...."
In this State he advocated: "Concessions to intending
builders could be made on the national plan and automatically
agreeing with the national interest and the public welfare. The
industrial expansion, therefore, could be without those weary steps
toward freedom, which all other industrial civilizations have to
undergo. Almost from the beginning land and industries, public
resources, mineral and otherwise, could be nationally administered,
and all this would make a most novel and striking page in
An attempt to establish a political economic plan is now in
operation under the leadership of a group, formerly connected with
the Fabian Society in England. This, until the present, secret
political economic plan was drawn up by Israel Moses Sieff, an
Israelite, the director of a chain-store enterprise in England,
called "Marks & Spencer," which house handles almost
exclusively imports from Soviet Russia, which enables them to
undersell its competitors. Prominent members of this organization in
England, besides Sieff, are Ramsay Macdonald; his son, Malcolm
Macdonald; Sir George May; Kenneth Lindsey; Gerald Barry; I.
Nicholson; Sir Henry Bunbary; Graeme Haldane; I. Hodges; Lady
Reading; Daniel Neal; Sir Basil P. Blackett; Sir Arthur Salter; Sir
Oswald Moseley; Sir George Allan Powell; Sir Sydney Chapman; Lord
Eustace Percy; Ronald Davison; Lord Melchett; Sir Christopher Tumor;
Mrs. Leonard Elmhirst, formerly Dorothy Willard Straight nee
Whitney, of New York.
This political economic plan organization, now secretly operating
in England, is designated "Freedom and Planning,"
and is divided into many well-organized and well-financed
departments, such as Town and Country Planning, Industry,
International Relations, Transportation, Banking, Social Services,
Civil Division. It is already in operation in the British Government
by means of the Tariff Advisory Board. It has gathered all data and
statistics obtainable by governmental and private organizations in
administrative, industrial, trade, social, educational,
agricultural, and other circles. Through its Tariff Advisory Board
it has control over industry and trade and works in direct
connection with the British Treasury, and together they devise the
British tariff policy. It has also been granted the power of a law
court and can exact, under oath, that all information concerning
industry and trade be given it. Iron and steel and cotton
industrials have been ordered by the Tariff Advisory Board to
prepare and submit plans for the reorganization of their industries,
and have been warned that should they fail to do so a plan for
complete reconstruction will be imposed upon them. This board has
been granted default powers, and can, therefore, enforce its plans.
May I pause here to suggest the similarity of the "Freedom
and Planning" scheme of the political economic group in England
with the N.R.A., the Bankhead cotton bill, the control of farm
acreage, and the other planned developments of the "new deal"
under the direction of the "brain trust" and their
Neither you nor I are particularly interested in what takes place
in England, but what should interest us Americans, it seems to me,
are the strong indications that point to the putting into operation
definitely of this plan in the United States, with the necessary
changes to adapt it to our conditions. This is made pertinent by the
well-known fact that this particular English group have very close
connections with the Foreign Policy Association of New York. This
association was largely organized and fostered by Felix Frankfurter
and the late Paul N. Warburg. In this group we must also place Henry
A. Wallace, the present Secretary of Agriculture, for the reason
that he has recently caused to be published under the auspices of
the Foreign Policy Association a copyrighted article entitled "America
Must Choose." This article is quite in keeping with the "Freedom
and Planning" group in England.
There is no doubt, I think, that Professors Frankfurter, Moley,
Tugwell, Berle, Jr., and the mysterious Mordecai Ezekiel are all
members of this particular group who are carrying out a world plan.
That this political economic group practically control the
British Government is indicated by the fact that Prime Minister
MacDonald and his son and J. H. Thomas and other influential
Britishers are officers of the group.
An interesting sidelight is that some 6 months ago when the
father of this plan, Israel Moses Sieff, was urged to show more
activity by the members of his committee, his answer was "Let
us go slowly for awhile and wait until we see how our plan carries
out in America" That statement indicates that a plan similar to
theirs is being tried in America.
When we consider Professor Tugwell's announced plans for control
of all land in the United States and the production therefrom, and
when we consider the plans of Professor Berle, Jr., for the
railroads and finances of this country, and when we consider the
Mordecai Ezekiel-Tugwell-Bankhead cotton control bill and the
Wallace hog, corn, and wheat control plans, and the Ickes control of
mineral and petroleum industries, and General Johnson's N.R.A.
control of industry, we must know that something is being tried out
here. And, again, when we hear President Roosevelt say, as he did on
April 25, 1934, that this is "evolution not revolution,"
in his address at the opening of a subsistence homestead exhibit, at
which time, according to press reports, he made an appeal for the
recognition of the importance of long-range national planning as a
step toward permanent improvement of the economic and social
structure of the Nation, and he stated that the administration was
going ahead with its experiments, can we say that this is mere
experimentation? Further the President said, "If we look at
this thing from the broad national viewpoint, we are going to make
it a national policy if it takes 50 years." Again he said, "The
time is now ripe, overripe, for planning to prevent in the future
the errors of the past and to carry out social and economic views
new to the Nation." Also, yesterday, President Roosevelt
announced the formation of a "plan committee on national land
problems," with the apparent purpose of coordinating and
stimulating the Federal program for retiring submarginal land - the
Tugwell plan - which he designated as one of the main divisions of
national 'long-range planning." The avowed purpose of the
committee, according to the White House announcement, will be to
improve "practices of land utilization" and achieve "better
balancing of agricultural production, aiding in the solution of
human problems in land use and developing of a national land
In view of all these things, can we say that this is mere
experimentation? Or shall we say that which it is? It is assuredly "Freedom
and Planning," adapted to the United States. Stripped of all
its camouflage, it is the guild form of government, and is the kind
of government that has recently been established in Italy and
Austria and which will be established in England if this particular
group under the leadership of Israel Moses Sieff succeed in their
plans. The guild form of government is directly the opposite of the
constitutional form of government. It is the Jewish plan of a World