A self-made man whose formal education ended with the sixth grade, Eddie Rickenbaker nevertheless was a real leader in everything he touched. According to his New York Times obituary, after Eddie Rickenbacker was rescued, he made frequent speeches in which he paid tribute to Senator Joseph McCarthy, the great American Senator who exposed the Communists who had infiltrated our government. Rickenbacker urged us to withdraw from the United Nations, and to repeal the income tax amendment. He said, "I am going to crusade to save the American way of life for future generations; I want our children, our grandchildren, and those who follow them to enjoy the American opportunities which have been mine."
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