This Date In 1954

On this date in 1954, the US Senate, led by liberal Democrat Hubert Humphrey, voted unanimously to ban communists.  Based on information from a Soviet spy, they wanted to put an end to Communist controlled labor unions. Penalty for being a communist was five years in jail.

Had the president signed it, many current senate Democrats would be spending most of their term in the Federal penitentiary.

14 Aug 1954, Page 1 – The Terre Haute Tribune at Newspapers.com

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August 14, 2019 at 09:35AM

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