Crusade for Human Rights: Standards of International Morality
. . . a step toward fulfilling the faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and the pledge to practice tolerance that is contained in the preamble of the United Nations Charter.
John Foster Dulles, 1948
Treaties . . . can cut across the rights given to the people by the constitutional Bill of Rights.
John Foster Dulles, 1952
Only because of stress of circumstances were the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other historic documents set down in writing. The necessities of their invention were strife and crisis. This has been true all the way from Magna Charta to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Otherwise, in Anglo-Saxon societies at least, unwritten laws have prevailed--natural law, common law, the social contract. The