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Gordon Sinclair Editorial

This was sent to me this morning just as I was beginning to send an e-mail to the Sinclair list.....I wanted to say that I am
on a couple of mailing lists and am so proud and impressed with the Sinclair List for that is where most of the care and concern is coming from to we who live in the United States....Thank you all so very much for your caring!!!.....I am proud to
be an American......but my heart loves "Canada....Nova Scotia and the Sinclair's...!!!!!"

Jennie Cecelia Sinclair Bates----Granddaughter of James D. Sinclair....8th son of William Sinclair.....who was the eldest son of Alexander Sinclair----who was the second son of William Sinclair in Shurrery...

> The following, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.
> Its subject is "America: The Good Neighbor"
> Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a
> remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a
> Canadian television commentator.  What follows is the full text of his
> trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:
> "This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the

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> propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the
> streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.
> When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that
> hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities were
> flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped.
> The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into
> discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about
> the decadent, warmongering Americans.
> I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the
> erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any
> other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
> Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them?
> Why
> do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?
> Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on
> the
> moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios.  You talk
> about German technocracy, and you get automobiles. You talk about American
> technocracy, and you find men on the moon-not once, but several times-and
> safely home again. You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs
> right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even their
> draft-dodgers
> are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our streets, and most of
> them,
> unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from
> ma
> and pa at home to spend here.
> When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through
> age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the
> Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned
> them
> an old caboose. Both are still broke.
> I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the help of
> other people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else
> raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help
> even
> during the San Francisco earthquake.
> Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned
> tired
> of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with
> their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their nose
> at
> the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is
> not
> one of those."
> Stand proud, America!