Back in 1947, the Republican party was the "Liberal" party.
I was reading an Awake from 1947 and found out that JW's were not really neutral at all! They clearly supported American democracy and rejected Fascism and Communism!
Their twist was that, of course, the Catholic Church and the Protestants were in bed with the Nazis, and if just the German people were allowed to be Jehovah's Witnesses, they would also embrace freedom and reject Nazism.
I am not making this up.
Apparently the German people could not think right in 1947... that's why they did not want American Freedom and Democracy... where JW's would be free to preach!