The Franklin Prophecy was first published in February, 1934, in William Dudley
Pelleys publication, Liberation. (In 1942 Pelley was convicted of sedition and given
a 15-year sentence.) The following is the most common version of the faked speech:
There is a great danger for the United State of America. This great danger is the
Jew. Gentlemen, in every land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level
and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated;
oppressed, they attempt to strangle the nation financially, as in the case of Portugal and
For more than seventeen hundred years they have lamented their sorrowful fate
namely, that they have been driven out of their mother land; but, gentlemen, if the
civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would
immediately find pressing reason for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires
and vampires cannot live on other vampires --they cannot live among themselves. They must
live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race.
If they are not expelled from the United States by the Constitution within less than
one hundred years, they will stream into this country in such numbers that they will rule
and destroy us and change our form of Government for which we Americans shed our blood and
sacrificed our life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded within
two hundred years, our children will be working in the field to feed Jews while they
remain in the counting houses, gleefully rubbing their hands.
I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews forever, your children and your
childrens children will curse you in their graves. Their ideas are not those of
Americans, even when they lived among us for ten generations. The leopard cannot change
his spots. The Jews are a danger to this land, and if they are allowed to enter, they will
imperil our institutions. They should be excluded by the Constitution.