“TFP Newsletter”, Vol. III – No. 23 – 1983 (www.tfp.org)




The TFP Congratulates President Reagan


In the wake of recent events in Grenada, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) sent President Reagan the following telegram:


October 29, 1983

The Honorable Ronald Reagan

President of the United States

The White House

Washington, D.C.


Dear Mr. President,


In the name of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Pro­perty (TFP), its members, volunteers and supporters, permit me to express our firm belief that your conduct in the Gre­nada affair has been highly praiseworthy in both its general lines and in its de­tails.

The intervention in Grenada seems to duly express the conviction of a great number of our fellow Americans that our country has gone much too far by way of concessions. They now feel the mo­ment has come to make the communists real­ize that we know our own strength and are firmly resolved to use it in every way possible to prevent the collapse of our world­wide influence and even the loss of our own independence.

Furthermore, the real meaning of what just took place in Grenada could best be summed up not in the motto: "better red than dead," but rather "better dead than red."

I cannot fail to add that the sober, responsible and efficient conduct of the ex­peditionary forces was outstanding. This American vic­tory sets an exam­ple for all the free nations of the world.

Please accept our respectful testimony of support in this matter.


Sincerely yours,


John Russel Spann