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Reader comment on item: None Dare Call It Treason... 25 Years Later
in response to reader comment: conspiracy, sedition, and treason defined

Submitted by Ernie Lazar (United States), Mar 27, 2009 at 10:18

Onesimus: Since you mention my name and my research, I think you should know that FBI investigations did NOT confirm that there was rampant "treason" within our government. The FBI used a "Security Index" to track those persons whom it considered actually or potentially dangerous to our national security.

During the height of our national debate about "communists" in government (i.e. during the McCarthy era), there were less than 30 people listed. Furthermore, Hoover explicitly was on record stating that: "The Communist Party in this country has attempted to infiltrate and subvert every segment of our society, but its continuing efforts have not achieved success of any substance. Too many self-styled experts on communism, without valid credentials and without any access whatsoever to classified factual data regarding the inner workings of the conspiracy, have engaged in rumor-mongering and hurling false and wholly unsubstantiated allegations against persons whose views differ from their own. This is dangerous business. It is divisive and unintelligent, and makes more difficult the task of the professional investigator."

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