Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Modern-day McCarthyism

Plenty of people look askance at free speech when they don't agree with it, and in this period of increasing loyalty-test-level discussions, just putting up a yard sign may mean you're taking a risk. One woman found that out when the Secret Service and state troopers showed up at her door wanting to know more about her political views, asking for her medical records, and taking pictures around her house . . . It's easy for the disgruntled to point a finger, as many found out in Salem a few centuries back.

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