10 September 2005

A History Lesson On The ACLU Part 2

Yesterday I covered a brief history of the ACLU as reported in the Congressional record of September 20, 1961. Today I will take it a little further. This will be an ongoing theme for a while. Dr. Eason Monroe, executive director of the Southern California Chapter of the ACLU, was discharged from the Navy Reserve Under Less Than Honorable Conditions in 1952. In 1950, Dr. Monroe was fired from his position as head of the English Department of San Francisco College for refusing to sign a loyalty oath. How this is possible? I am not sure. It's my understanding that an officer cannot receive a commission without signing a loyalty oath. But in this particular case, the oath was seen as a protection for a loyal American from being seen as being used as an unwilling dupe of the Communist Party. In 1953, Dr. Monroe was listed as being the Chairman of the Federation for the Repeal of the Levering Act (ie: loyalty oaths). An organization which has been identified as a Communist front organization by the California State Senate Committee on Education in it's 1952 report to the State Legislature. In 1952, Rev. A. A. Heist, Executive Director of the Southern California Chapter of the ACLU and Dr. Monroe's predecessor, was a signer of a statement to the President of the United States defending the Communist Party. Also in 1952, Rev. Heist resigned his position in the ACLU to found and become the director of the Citizen's Committee to Preserve American Freedoms (CCPAF). The organization was actually run by it's executive secretary Frank Wilkinson who has been identified as a Communist. Dorothy Healy, Chairman of the District Counsel of the Southern California District of the Communist Party, United States of America said, "The party preferred public protest meetings against the HCUA (House Committee on Un-American Activities) to be held by the Citizens Committee To Preserve American Freedoms rather than under party auspices because Communists could attend without danger of being exposed as party members." The Citizens Committee To Preserve American Freedoms was cited as being a Communist front organization by the HCUA on April 3, 1959. In 1948, the Reverend Heist protested the withdrawal of the use of their hall by Occidental College to an identified Communist poet, Langston Hughes, who was to speak on a poem of his entitled, "Goodbye, Christ," which called for "Christ, Jesus, Lord God Jehovah" to "beat it" and "make way for a new guy named Marx, Communist Lenin, Peasant Stalin, and worker me." (Reference: Hollywood Citizen News, February 26, 1948.) This would not be a strange protest from an atheistic Communist, but when it comes from a Methodist minister? Carey McWilliams, a member of the national committee of the ACLU in 1948, who factored prominently in the affairs of the ACLU, has been identified in sworn testimony, according to Government documents, as a member of the Communist Party. Carey McWilliams has a record of over 50 Communist-front affiliations and citations. He was the editor of "Rights," the official publication of the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee which has been cited as a Communist front by the HCUA (November 8, 1957). And there is much, much more involved in this. Stay tuned for future posts. I promise that it will be educational. But if you can't wait, reference the entire document by clicking on the title of this post. Now for the inevitable screamings to come from the trolling moonbats who will read portions of my post and will be screaming McCarthyism, I have an answer before you even start. Joe McCarthy was a Senator. Not a member of the House of Representatives.
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