Open letter from Cordye Hall to President Ronald Reagan, undated

Title

Open letter from Cordye Hall to President Ronald Reagan, undated

Subject

Hall, Cordye; Reagan, Ronald Wilson, 1911-2004; Cold War

Description

Cordye Hall writes an open letter to President Ronald Reagan about a recent speech Reagan made to the British Parliament in which he expressed his intention to engage in international activities and mentions the CIA. Hall reminds Reagan of the effects of previous CIA activities and how this is creating a negative image of the United States.

Creator

Hall, Cordye

Date

1980s

Rights

Materials may not be used without permission. For further information, please contact (940) 898-3751 or womenshistory@twu.edu

Language

en

Type

Letters

Identifier

MSS052_letter_undated

Rights Holder

Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204.

Text

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRES. REAGAN
Pres. Ronald Reagan
White House
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President:
I have before me a news item emanating from United Press International containing quotes from your speech to the British Parliament expressing your intention to have our government engage in international activities which I consider to be very unethical and war-provoking. I quote:…“administration officials are preparing a world-wide crusade for democracy that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars…..and deposit communism on the ash heap of history.”
This endeavor sponsored by you administration is to be called American Political Foundation, and, according to the news item “is studying tactics used by the CIA covertly.”
I remember, with shame for my country, how the CIA participated (covertly) in getting rid of Juan Bosch, democratically elected official of the Dominican Republic; the murdering Allende of Chili….. Then on to an undeclared war in Vietnam in an endeavor to rid the leadership of that country of Ho Chi Minh; the Nixon’s infamous interference in displacing Prince Sihonauk of Cambodia.
In fact, Sir, It is this sordid none-of-our-business interference in the choices of the people of our countries which has lost for us thousands of the lives of our youth and disrespect of people all over the world.
When President Roosevelt died, this country was most loved all over the world. NOW, we are the most hated. WHY?
I want your explanation of the very questionable plan of the “American (?) Political Foundation.
I am sincere,
(Ms) Cordye Hall

COPIES TO: Everybody!

Original Format

paper, typed

Files

MSS052_letter_undated.pdf

Citation

Hall, Cordye, “Open letter from Cordye Hall to President Ronald Reagan, undated,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed May 18, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/120.

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