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It's Time to See Joe McCarthy For the Hero He Was

catcaul Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:15 PM
It is not illegal for a communist or a nazi to be a member of our American government..however would you prefer someone who believes Capital and Labour are equals or someone that believes Capital rules Labour..?? just a thought

Freshman Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is just the latest in a long series of public figures to be reviled for "McCarthyism" following his recent questioning of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. The response? Conservatives have rushed to defend their own against the charge. To understate the case, that's not enough. It's time to debunk McCarthyism itself.

No matter how much evidence vindicating the late Sen. Joe McCarthy comes out, what we call McCarthyism remains anathema in American life. Simply to utter the word is to deep-freeze debate, even thought itself. Even as we learn about the...