By Lawrence Reilly, Introduction by Eustace Mullins
FOREWORD by Rev. David Baxter
My destiny, by the grace of God, involved me in the Sedition Case as one of the defendants.
There had been three indictments issued by hand-picked federal grand juries dominated by hand-picked Justice Department prosecutors in Washington, D.C. in 1942, 1943 and 1944. The first two were emasculated by the federal courts and the trial was held on the third one. I had been held in jail on the first indictment for six months during which time I had been converted from years of agnosticism to Christianity through a more careful reading and study of a Bible left in my cell by the Gideons. The time in jail, therefore, was not wasted but proved beneficial even though the indictment proved spurious and I could not get a trial on it.
Nor could the defendants get a trial on the second indictment and had trouble getting one on the third and last one. The Justice Department simply intended, as seemed obvious, to smear the defendants by making outlandish charges against them in the indictments, ruining their public reputations and often even their means of earning a living by keeping these indictments over their heads but without allowing any trial so that the defendants could prove their innocence. That’s what the final court decision dismissing all of the charges accused the Justice Department of doing — persecuting these people while dragging its heels when it came to a trial which would prove the charges to be false and malicious. The courts called the whole Sedition Case “a travesty upon justice” and held that the Justice Department had deliberately followed a “lack of due diligence”‘ policy. [continues halfway down the second page]