My Personal Declaration Of Independence

Morse, Wayne
July 1953
New Republic;7/6/53, Vol. 128 Issue 27, p13
This article focuses on the author's experience of resigning from the Republican Party in the U.S. and working as an Independent Senator in the U.S. Congress. Author's course of conduct has not been changed one iota by my resignation from the Republican Party. When he ran for the Senate in 1944 and 1950, he repeatedly told the people in Oregon that they should not vote for him unless they were willing to have him exercise his independent judgment on the merits of issues. There have been a few third-party Senators in the past. The Progressives and Farmer-Labor Senators of the 1920s really functioned within the Republican Party. George W. Norris was re-elected as an Independent in 1936, with the unprecedented endorsement of Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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