The 5th Amendment Today: Three Speeches

The 5th Amendment Today: Three Speeches

The 5th Amendment Today: Three Speeches

The 5th Amendment Today: Three Speeches

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The material in this little book is not presented as a scholarly essay. Each of the three chapters was originally prepared for and delivered as a speech, and they are reproduced here in substantially their original form.

The problems with which these speeches are concerned are difficult ones, of vital concern to our society today as they have often been in the past. They involve deep emotions, and it is not always easy to consider them dispassionately. To me, the arguments presented here are conservative arguments, following naturally from the principles on which this country was founded. I have confidence that we will come to right conclusions about these questions today, if we will discuss them fully and frankly and as free from emotions as possible. My purpose in giving the speeches, and in making them available now for wider distribution, has been to contribute to that consideration and discussion.

The first of these speeches was delivered before the Massachusetts Bar Association at its mid-winter meeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, on February 5, 1954. The . . .

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