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Dwight D. Eisenhower typed letter signed as President, dated 3 February 1954 on official ''Personal and Confidential'' White House stationery. Here, Eisenhower writes to his brother Edgar, discussing their agreements and disagreements relating to the controversial Bricker Amendment: ''Thank you for your most recent letter on S.J.Res.I [Senate Joint Resolution I]. It made so much sense to me that I had some of my legal advisers go over it. One of the finest made the remark, 'Certainly it is much more reasonable than most of the incoming mail on this subject.' By this he meant that most of our mail is either of the kind that says, 'The safety and security of our nation demand that you support without reservation this amendment to our Constitution,' or 'If you are so cowardly and weak-kneed as to agree for political reasons to this atrocious amendment, I shall regard you as practically a traitor.' We believe that the kind of things to which we have agreed largely meet the points for which you argue in your letter. I must say that the thing that I agree with most in your letter is your statement at the very beginning, namely, that 'the whole affair has generated a lot more heat than light.' Never have I in my life been so weary of any one subject or proposition. I have just written a letter to Janis who, during the course of a trip she is planning with her family, will come to Washington for a brief stay. So far as I can dope out from the schedule she gave, they will probably be here a few days somewhere around the seventh or eighth of May...This is a slaves life.'' Signed clearly, ''D.E.'' Letter measures 8'' x 10.5'' on one page, with four holes punched at top. Near fine.
Eisenhower Letter Signed as President: ''...If you are so cowardly...as to agree...to this atrocious amendment, I shall regard you as practically a traitor...'' & ''...This is a slaves life...''
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