Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in America

Via MetaFilter:

It is high time that we stopped thinking politically as Republicans and Democrats about elections and started thinking patriotically as Americans about national security based on individual freedom. It is high time that we all stopped being tools and victims of totalitarian techniques–techniques that, if continued here unchecked, will surely end what we have come to cherish as the American way of life.

Margaret Chase Smith wrote these words in her 1950 Declaration of Conscience speech against McCarthyism in the Senate. It applies just as well to today’s political climate.

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