CONTROVERSIAL? Bring Back HUAC (House on Un-American Activities Committee)

HUAC (the House on Un-American Activities Committee, a.k.a. the House Committee on Un-American Activities) needs to be revived given all the anti-American organizations operating throughout the United States.

When people think of HUAC, they think of communists. That’s true, communists were investigated. But so was the Ku Klux Klan. American Nazis were also investigated by HUAC (as well as its predecessors).

With the decline of the Second Red Scare in the mid-1950s, HUAC began to decline as well. But it continued its investigations into the 1960s. The liberalism that emerged during the late 1960s brought about its end. In 1969, HUAC was renamed the House Committee on Internal Security, and then eliminated in 1975 (with its duties being assigned to the House Judiciary Committee).

HUAC was abolished not only due to the creeping liberalism from the late 1960s-early 1970s, but also because of the fallout from Watergate. In addition, some people were probably tired of HUAC and its investigations (regardless of what their political views were). Hence, apathy, ignorance, and a lack of backbone prevailed.

So if HUAC is revived (author Robert “Buzz” Patterson has also advocated the idea in his book War Crimes: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror) it needs to investigate all the leftists, Islamists, and even the right-wing extremists. Such groups would include the following: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Code Pink: Women for Peace, Service Employees International Union, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the New Black Panther Party, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), National Council of La Raza, the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), National Education Association (NEA), the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nation, and the Westboro Baptist Church.

In addition, many individuals (e.g. George Soros, various Hollywood liberals) could be investigated.

Information on many of these groups can be found on the Discover the Networks website: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/.

If HUAC is revived and investigates such groups, I hope there is coverage of the hearings 24/7. People would see just how radical some of these groups and individuals really are. Various organizations and individuals who fund these groups (whether or not they are aware of the agendas of such groups is unclear) would be inclined to stop giving money to them, thus putting out of business.

Now, some people (regardless of their political views) might think that’s crazy, but they need to realize that such groups (and individuals) are involved in the behind-the-scenes action regarding our politicians at all levels of government. Hence, they are practically the puppet masters.

So it is not just people in government who are the problem, it is also the various groups and individuals who control them in order to advance their anti-American agenda.
Which is why HUAC should be brought back.

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Andrew Linn

About the author, Andrew Linn: Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media. View all articles by Andrew Linn

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