TFP to Reagan on Kissinger Appointment
nomination causes apprehension among the conservative of the three
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) has sent a telegram to President Reagan, the text of which we reproduce below.
All other TFPs and similar organizations in the three
(*) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The Honorable Ronald Reagan
The White House
Dear Mr. President,
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and all the similar organizations in the three Americas have decided to telegraph you at the same time in order to express together the deep concern — more than that, the shock — they felt at the designation of Mr. Henry Kissinger as head of your National Bipartisan Commission on Central America.
The fact is that a characteristically communist
process of Vietnamization is developing more and more
Obviously, this situation is possible only because of
the increasingly activist policy of Soviet power in
In view of all these facts, the naming of Mr. Henry Kissinger — the public figure whose name symbolizes throughout the world all the disasters and all the shame that the free world suffered in Vietnam — can only cause perplexity, apprehension, and profound discouragement in Latin America; for the head of the new commission on Central America symbolizes all the naive optimism, all the lack of political foresight, all the weaknesses and even more, all the defeatist spirit that led to the handing over of Vietnam.
I hope then, that you, Mr. President, will find a way
to resolve the situation inevitably created by the presence of Mr. H. Kissinger
in such a high position. This appears to be absolutely indispensable for the
preservation of the Faith, peace, and prosperity of
With highest regard and esteem,
John R. Spann