April 1952
New Republic;4/14/52, Vol. 126 Issue 15, p5
The article presents information relating to the increasingly preoccupied nature of probing the private thoughts and actions of its employees by the government of the United States. Established ostensibly to preserve and protect the security of the nation, President Harry S. Truman's loyalty inquisition has been perverted into an attack on some of the basic freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The right to think freely, the right to associate and assemble as one desires, the right to read, speak and write on controversial subjects, the right to have an inquiring mind and the right to be a liberal in political and social matters are becoming the targets of this program. These effects have not been confined to employees of the federal government. The low example set by the Truman Administration has spawned counterparts in countless other governmental units and private organizations.


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