Ladies and Gentleman:
This is indeed
a surprise to me. I started this train off in Washington just about
a year ago; and I'm happy to be present in Pittsburgh on it's anniversary.
I am informed
that it has been in something over 300 towns and that something
like 2,700,000 people have been through it. It's an education in
itself and I want to advise everyone who has not seen it to go through
it and get an education on the history of the United States. It
has documents in it that will convince you that your Government
is the greatest and the best Government in the world, if you don't
already believe that way.
There is the
original document of the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg
Address, the Constitution of the United States, and many others,
too numerous for me to mention this evening.
do appreciate this privilege. This stands for real Americanism,
real patriotism. You can't help but be a happy person after you
walk through this train and see what all our interests have been
the welfare and the right of the individual, the first ten amendments
to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights.
We have a system
in which we believe that the Government is for the benefit of the
individual. There are other systems which make the individual subject
to the whims of the Government. We've been fighting for that ever
since 1776, for the welfare and the benefit of the individual.
We have the
greatest Government in the world. We have the greatest country in
the world. We have the most powerful country in the world. Let's
live up to our ideals and keep working for that peace which all
of us want so badly. We want peace in the world and justice to every
individual in every nation in the world. That's what we fought two
world wars for. I'm hoping, and I've always been hopeful, that we
would eventually reach that ideal condition where the United Nations
would represent the world as the United States represents the Government
of the United States.
Thank you very