on the assumption that there are three separate
branches of the government, each equal in importance.
We of the legislative branch cannot, therefore,
be any more tolerant of a request by a member of
the Legislative branch that members of the Executive
branch break their oaths of office than we should
be if the situation were reversed.
(2) The Senator from Wisconsin has virtually
paralyzed the Voice of America and the overseas
libraries by his reckless investigations. I would
like to read you excerpts from an official report of the U. S.
Advisory Commission on Information which has been
signed by Erwin D. Canham, Editor of the Christian
Science Monitor; Philip D. Reed, chairman of the
board of the General Electric Company; Ben Hibbs,
editor of the Saturday Evening Post, and Justin
Miller, chairman of the board of the National
Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters:
"The wide and unfavorable publicity
that resulted from one of the
Congres¬sional investigations gave the agency
such a bad name that professionally
competent persons were reluctant to
accept employment in it." ...."It is
not too much to say that the desirable
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