can sway the presidency or the judiciary.nThe rest of us cannot. That’s whynbelievers in a limited constitutionalnrepublic must not join the attacks onnCongress as an institution, for thenalternative is what Meyer called “thenuncontrolled power of a Presidentnelected with a specious quadrennialn’mandate.'”nIf we want to recover our freedomn— so diminished in this century byndespotic Presidents, bureaucrats, andnjudges — we must curb the executivenand the judiciary, and Congress is ournonly weapon. The Founders gave usnthat weapon in the Constitution. It isnup to us to use it.n—Llewellyn H. RockwellnTHE PEACE CORPS is going tonthe aid of glasnost and perestroika.nPresident Bush has proposed the sendingnof the Peace Corps to Hungary andnPoland, and Peace Corps director PaulnCoverdell and staff are busy makingnthe necessary arrangements. PeacenCorps press officer Jim Flanigan saysnthis marks “no great departure” fromnthe Peace Corps’ original intent. ThenPeace Corps will remain a “people-topeople”norganization that will assistn”any nation that requests assistance.”nEven the sending of the Peace Corpsnto the Soviet Union wouldn’t mark anynradical break with tradition, he says,nbecause “the Peace Corps doesn’t seenany ideological bounds to the pursuitnof peace.”nThis is nonsense. The Peace Corpsnhas never been sent to the Soviet-blocnnations of Eastern Europe, and thisnalone is enough to mark a radical breaknwith the past. Moreover, one of thenPeace Corps’ original functions was toncounter the Soviets’ influence in thenThird World — or, as the Peace Corps’nfirst director, Sargent Shriver, put it inn1961, “Either we do the jobs [in thenThird World], or the Communistsnwill.” Peace Corps Volunteers in EasternnEurope, therefore, could onlynmean that either the Cold War is overn(in which case, do we still need thenCorps?), or that the Peace Corps willnnot only dig the ditches that the Communistsnwould have dug abroad, it willnnow also dig the ditches that the Communistsnwould have dug at home.nThis globalization of the PeacenCorps’ activities runs counter to then8/CHRONICLESngoals the organization has pursued fornthirty years. President Kennedy soughtnthe creation of an agency that wouldndeal specifically with the problems ofnthe impoverished Third Wodd, and itnis a gross insult to lump Poland andnHungary in with what President Kennedy,nSargent Shriver, and HubertnHumphrey called the “critical nations”nof the “underdeveloped world” whichnneeded liberating from “poverty, disease,nhunger, and illiteracy.”nPoland is one of the most heavilynindustrialized countries in all of Europe,nand Hungary has experiencedngreat industrial development since decentralizationnof its economy begannsome twenty years ago. Life expectancynin Poland and Hungary is approximatelyn66 years for men and 74 yearsnfor women, while life expectancy innPakistan and Niger — the type ofnThird World countries in which thenPeace Corps has traditionally workedn— is 52 and 44 years, respectively. Theninfant mortality rate in Poland andnHungary is approximately 19 pern1,000 live births; in Pakistan it is 125,nin Niger 145. Literacy in Poland andnHungary is 98 percent; in Pakistan it isn26 percent, in Niger 13. Approximatelyn89 percent of Polish householdsnhave a piped water supply; only 15npercent in Pakistan and 12 percent innNiger enjoy such a luxury. The Blconomistnranks Hungary 7th in world healthn(defined as people per physician andnper hospital bed) and Poland 28th.nPakistan is 132nd, Niger 194th.nWhatever the problems plaguingnthe countries of Eastern Europe —nhard currency debt and low productivity,na suppression of free speech andnmobility — poverty, hunger, disease,nand illiteracy are certainly not amongnthem. When in 1961 the Division ofnProgram Development and Coordinationndivided the Peace Corps’ focusninto four geographical areas — LahnnAmerica, Africa, the Far East, andnNorth Africa/Near East/Asia and Pacific—nit did not set aside a specialndivision to deal with the political problemsnof Paris, Rome, Budapest, andnWarsaw.nIf the Peace Corps can now be sentnin at the mere request from a nation —nany nation—-for assistance with anproblem — any problem — then thenstaggering social problems now paralyzingnAmerica ought to take prece­nnndent. How can we justify the allocationnof our money, skills, and manpower fornthe teaching of English in a foreignncountry with a 98 percent literacy rate,nwhile East St. Louis and the neighborhoodsnof Washington, DC, wallownwaist-deep in crime, drugs, poverty,nand disease? Indeed, the rate of diseasenand illiteracy in America’s inner citiesnis higher than that in Poland and thennew Hungarian Republic combined.nThis year marks the thirtieth anniversarynof President Kennedy’s call fornthe formation of the Peace Corps, andnnext year will mark the organization’snthird decade of service. If the PeacenCorps Volunteers are to be no morenthan Boy Scouts for democracy, thennlet’s put them where they can do thenmost good — in the Third Worldnneighborhoods of Chicago, Detroit,nand Washington, DC. (TP)nSELECTIVE PERNICIOUS AMnesianis the endemic disease of Establishmentnpolitics. Its symptoms are evidentnwhenever the Soviet Union doesnsomething awful — like delivering sixnsophisticated Su-24D bombers to Libya,nas it did in March 1988, or excusingnthe sinking of an advanced Sovietnattack submarine in the NorwegiannSea last April, a submarine that, thenSoviet Union admitted, carried twontorpedoes with nuclear warheads at antime when our Navy was no longernplacing nuclear torpedoes on its submarinenfleet.nWithin days after such peace-endangeringnoutrages, and after a fewnritualistic criticisms, a great silence descends,nand within a few weeks thesenSoviet breaches of the peace are forgotten.nAt the risk of causing offense I wantnto recall something that the Sovietsnunsuccessfully tried to pull off last Maynand that is already forgotten. The coupnneeds a little background because itndeals with the light-year distance betweennSoviet rhetoric and Soviet deednthat still exists, even in the Corbachevnera. Recall President Gorbachev’snspeech at the plenary meeting of then43rd session of the UN General Assembly,nDecember 7, 1988, in whichnhe demanded — and in Latin yet! —nthat international treaties must be observed.nThe crucial paragraph of hisnspeech reads as follows:n