“Over The Top Anti-American”
“Are they pro-America or anti-America?”
“In a free country, we punish men for the crimes they commit, but never for the opinions they have.”
Harry Truman on McCarthyism
“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.”
Edward R Murrow
I would ask the question that brought down McCarthyism in the 1950’s,
“Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
But the last eight years have proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Right Wing Republicans have answered that question time and again.
YOU are anti-American, the very question you ask is anti-American, and America is about to throw you and your divisive, small minded, fascist, demagogue party of hate on to the shit pile of history where it belongs. Your tiny mind has no conception of what democracy and freedom means, and we will not be held hostage any longer by your ignorant, juvenile, hate mongering and fear. I don’t care how many flag pins you wear, you do NOT get to tell free people what to think.
“I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: ‘Our country, right or wrong!’ They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: ‘Our country-when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.'”
Senator CARL SCHURZ 1899