A major liberal falsehood of the mid-20th century was that intelligent life in outer space must exist, and that America should spend billions looking for it. This falsehood had political overtones in favor of nuclear disarmament, globalism, environmentalism, government spending and atheism. Political and Atheist leaders who supported research into extraterrestrial life, or were strong advocates that intelligent life must exist in outer space were:
Belief in ET's is as strong among atheists and materialists as the belief in angels and departed saints by religious believers.
Message from Jimmy Carter
Of the 200 million stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some – perhaps many – may have inhabited planets and spacefaring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message:
"This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. 
Even the late President Ronald Reagan was duped by this liberal falsehood. While still governor of California, Reagan claimed to have seen a UFO on two separate occasions. Over the objections of staffers, Reagan (while serving as President of the United States) even worked references to extraterrestrial life into several speeches. Referring to their meeting in Geneva, Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev stated "At our meeting in Geneva, the U.S. President said that if the earth faced an invasion by extraterrestrials, the United States and the Soviet Union would join forces to repel such an invasion. I shall not dispute the hypothesis, though I think it's early yet to worry about such an intrusion..."
Other Liberal Falsehoods