The Constitution: Nobody Here but Us Reds

For an organization dedicated to the overthrow of U.S. democracy, the Communist Party of the U.S. has taken abundant advantage of the legal protection that democracy provides. Ever since 1950, when the Internal Security Act went into effect, the Government has been trying to compel the party to register as a "Communist action organization" and furnish lists of its members, income sources and expenditures. During all that time, invoking its rights under the U.S. Constitution, the Communist Party has successfully fended off wave after wave of Justice Department lawyers.

Last year in the U.S. District Court in Washington, a jury...

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