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Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly condemning UNESCO (Mar. 7, 1957)


Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly

Mar. 7, 1957

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION CENSURED.

No. 38 (House Resolution No. 200).

A Resolution.

Whereas, the United States of America can be changed from a sovereign nation under the Constitution of the United States into a slave state through the United Nations and its specialized agencies, merely by molding the minds and attitudes of our children during two generations; and

Whereas, the United Nations agencies have definite provisions not to interfere with the educational systems of member nations, yet within thirty-six months after the signing of the United Nations charter, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was planning to indoctrinate every young person in the United States by instructing our youth for their share in the new order of internationalism, not Americanism; to develop qualities for world citizenship, not American; to provide the foundation for a totalitarian world government; to correct the home influence where a child is “infected with narrow nationalism,” meaning patriotism; to counteract the errors of the Christian home training; and to indoctrinate the children with the socialistic doctrine of world government, which negates liberty under the law of the Constitution of the United States; and

Whereas, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a great danger to our Georgia youth and our individual liberty, as it is a deliberate plan to influence public opinion for world government and world citizenship, especially directed to the school children through a series of pamphlets entitled “Toward World Understanding,” through which many schools, colleges and universities in the United States, including schools in the State of Georgia, are being indoctrinated from the kindergarten through college;

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia that this body hereby urges and requests the United Nations to confine its activities to acting only as a deliberating body of sovereign nations, in accordance with the provisions of its charter, and to cease immediately all interference in the educational systems and institutions of the State of Georgia.

Be it further resolved that all UNESCO courses and material and other world government material be eliminated from all tax-supported public schools, colleges and universities in the State of Georgia.

Be it further resolved that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is hereby instructed to transmit a copy of this resolution to the Secretary-General of the United nations and to each member of the Georgia Congressional Delegation.

Approved March 7, 1957.

Ga. Laws 1957, pp. 249-250.