American Minute – “New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!”

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“New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!” was the script of a 1938 radio drama based on the novel War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, who died AUGUST 13, 1946. H.G. Wells wrote the best sellers The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The First Men in the Moon, which inspired a boy named Robert Goddard to become the father of modern rocketry. At the National Space Club, March 29, 1985, President Reagan stated: “Personally, I like space. The higher you go, the smaller the Federal Government looks.” Reagan continued: “Dr. Goddard once wrote a letter to H.G. Wells…’There can be no thoughts of finishing, for aiming at the stars…is a problem to occupy generations…there is always the thrill of just beginning.'” In his Outlines of History, 1920, H.G. Wells said of the U.S. Constitution: “Its spirit is indubitably Christian.” In The Secret Places of the Heart, 1922, H.G. Wells wrote: “Sir Richmond and Miss Grammont went out into the moonlit gloaming…crossed the bridge…and followed the road beside the river towards the old Abbey Church, that Lantern of the West…said Sir Richmond…’It’s only through love that God can reach over from one human being to another. All real love is a divine thing.”

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