"If nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve."
Or words to that effect, though not so well chosen.
Newton is an adherent of the liberal line on the 14th Amendment and equal protection.
Well, why not?
Even Plessy was halfway there.
Even Plessy, though rightly decided, was wrongly reasoned.
The equal protection clause is about the protection of the law against attacks on one's person or property.
The law and law enforcement in the states must protect all equally with others, regardless of race, etc.
It was written with an eye toward the white terrorism directed against blacks in the South in the immediate post-Civil War period that Southern states did little to prevent or prosecute, when they were not actually complicit.
And that has nothing to do with train service.
But that is not how even the Plessy court had seen it, and Newton finds fault with Fred Vinson that his Supreme Court did not decide that separate was per se unequal and so forbidden by the 14th.
An idea from which originates the myth of constitutionally mandatory integration.
Analogously, the due process guarantee means only that government cannot deprive anyone of life, liberty, or property except lawfully.
No small thing, this is the essential repudiation of executive absolutism.
But that is all it is.
Newton says he won the stalemate in Korea only by threatening Mao with nuclear war.
The threat was perfectly sincere.
Recall that the war happened in the first place only because Atchison publicly and clearly excluded Korea from the global perimeter within which America was pledged to contain communism.
And then Truman just freaked out in the event.
Though the charge was baseless, Churchill pushed IKE's anti-communist buttons to get him to depose Mossadegh and thus protect British oil interests in Iran, where Truman had refused his predecessor.
Nixon favored the move.
Newton reports IKE was delighted to do it.
To what extent did the Cold War happen because a lot of people found it a very compelling and exciting belief system?
Too much of America's leadership and permanent government came out of WW2 hooked on global crusade.
See the title of IKE's wartime memoirs.