National Affairs: AN ABSOLUTE YARDSTICK

Baylor University, at Waco, Texas, is about to institute a compulsory course for students on the U.S. Constitution. Last week Secretary of the Navy Robert B. Anderson, attending a special convocation in connection with Baylor's Conference on American Ideals, gave students some thoughts on the Constitution, "the political philosophy upon which it is constructed, and the system of values which give it purpose." His speech, coming from a busy U.S. policymaker, showed a highly articulate feeling for the political and moral principles behind his country's laws. Said Anderson:

"The notion of individual liberty is written large in almost every legal code as...

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