It’s been 70 years since President Truman ordered his loyalty tests. Now Hollywood has a loyalty test of its own. Seventy years ago this week — on March 21, 1947, to be exact — President Truman issued an executive order that caught some of his most die-hard supporters by surprise. The order, writes Robert Justin Goldstein in Prologue magazine, “required that all federal civil service employees be screened for ‘loyalty.’ [It] specified that one criterion…would be a finding of ‘membership in, affiliation with or sympathetic association’ with any organization determined by the attorney general to be ‘totalitarian, Fascist, Communist or subversive’
There were communists--or more accurately Stalinists, actively involved in espionage and subversion under Moscow´s direction. That´s right, members of the communist party followed orders from Stalin´s henchmen.
Secondly, if a Democrat like Truman felt the it necessary to do this, it must have been pretty bad.
McCarthy had nothing to do with Hollywood. His only task was to investigate government employees. Hollywood was investigated by the democrat-created House Un-American Activities Committee - - and McCarthy was in the Senate!
Besides which - - McCarthy was 100% right - - and these doofuses are 100% wrong.
I´m not sure that everyone finished reading the article before commenting -- and if not, I wouldn´t blame you since he takes forever to take to the point. But the New McCarthyism he is referring to is on the part of libs against Hollywood conservatives.
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Washington - First lady Melania Trump spent part of her Friday crafting at the Children´s National Health System in Washington, working with the children as they colored a floral coloring sheet with a pink marker and bonding with one girl who was celebrating a birthday. "My birthday was this Wednesday," she told the girl. The table of crafters continued to talk about birthdays, including President Donald Trump´s, which is in June. "He´s 70," the first lady said when asked how old her husband is. She asked the children their favorite books and singers, and after several minutes of crafting, she
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that while North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be a ruthless, murderous dictator, he is not mentally insane. "All indications are that he is not crazy," Tillerson told Fox News. "He may be ruthless. He may be a murderer. He may be someone who in many respects we would say by our standards is irrational. But he is not insane." The secretary of state also said Thursday that the U.S. would prefer to resolve the ongoing nuclear proliferation standoff with North Korea through direct talks. Previous administrations generally favored only multilateral talks with North
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