JOSÉ LÓPEZ PORTILLO (1920-2004)
José López Portillo issued this letter on Nov. 18, 1999, calling for U.S. citizens to give Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. their "timely recognition and support."
Over the years, I have unfortunately seen confirmation that, absent the introduction of a superior principle of Justice—for which I fought during my term as President of the Republic of Mexico—which reorders the current international, monetary, and financial system, civilization, and with it tens of nations and millions of human beings are being flunginto a vortex of calamities and chaos, which are in themselves unjustified and unnecessary, which not only insistently offend and trample on human dignity, but also continuously place international peace in danger.
Only the transformation of the current world order into one which places the inalienable rights of people as individuals, and of nations, at the center of fundamental decisions, can initiate a new era of prosperity, peace, and happiness—rights, such as to enjoy not only the freedom to create the material conditions of their existence, but, based on that, to fully develop their cultural, scientific, and human potential in general. Such a change can only be based on full confidence in that which is best in man, in reason, and the virtues which only the human species is capable of developing.
In the battle for such an order, I would like to recognize the tireless and generous efforts carried out by Lyndon H. LaRouche, for whom I hope for the best as a pre-candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America. I wish that his voice be listened to and followed by those in the world who have the grave responsibility of stopping this situation from continuing on its calamitous course, and I hope that his fellow U.S. citizens, who will elect their President in the coming elections, will give him their timely recognition and support.