SENATOR WALTER. E. EDGE
Mp. EDGE.--Mr. President, as a layman, I presume I should not attempt to discuss the wisdom of the policy enunciated by the Senator from Wisconsin. I thoroughly appreciate that I am not equipped by study or association, it might be said, to discuss legal problems. At the same time, Mr. President, my layman view of the policy of the Senator from Wisconsin, crudely expressed, would be that any man, especially when occupying a high public position, who invites or advocates a lessening of respect for the highest courts in the land and who through his violent attack seems bent on the destruction of our present form of government, weakens the very cornerstone of our American political system, which is the judicial protection of individual liberty and private rights against any encroachment even on the part of the Government itself.
When a public official attacks that position he contributes to a situation which may ultimately mean the downfall of the Republic. If the Senator from Wisconsin takes exception to the address of the President of the Columbia College, so far as it is possible, it will give me great pleasure, inasmuch as I inserted it in the Record contrary to the ethics of the Senate, to sub-____________________