Thursday, March 22, 2007

Smith Act

[click here] for definition
Excerpt: The Act was proposed by Congressman Howard W. Smith of Virginia, a Democrat who supported the poll tax (a mechanism for keeping certain ethnic groups from voting) and was a leader of the "anti-labor" bloc of Congressmen. It was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Should citizens be arrested and put in prison for reading and understanding communist works? Reading something doesn't mean you agree with it, and if you do, so what. What are the new tricks of the Bush Regime to curb Free Speech?

The Investigation of William Mandel by Sen. Joseph McCarthy



Text with above YouTube video: THIS IS THE COMPLETE VERBATIM SOUNDTRACK OF THE HEARING: On March 23, 1954, at the height of the Cold War, with the US fighting China in Korea, and the Rosenbergs facing electrocution, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Republican of Wisconsin, investigated William Mandel, author of several scholarly books about the USSR which were in State Department Information Service Libraries. Mandel's unprecedent critical responses to McCarthy's interrogation were seen on nationwide television by an estimated 40 million viewers.

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Maintenance of National Security and the First Amendment [click here]

[click here] for my reasons to dislike George W. Bush and his regime.

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