Testimony I

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "I am glad to be here to help."

  2. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: McCarthy
    Audience: (?)
    Content: In response to tensions between the Legislative and Executive branches of government. McCarthy feels that congressional committees should have the right to carry out investigations, and should be allowed access to information pertinent to those investigations.
     
  3. "Freedom of Speech"

  4. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: DeTaladano (?)
    Audience: United States Senate
    Content: Against the censure of McCarthy. Comparing McCarthy to others in the senate who were not censured for their (comparable or worse) actions. Highlighting McCarthy's accomplishments.
     
  5. "Mr. President, a brief point of personal privilege."

  6. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: McCarthy
    Audience: United States Senate
    Content: McCarthy supporting his actions and ideals which have led to a debate regarding censure of McCarthy. Asking that the debate be speedily summed up so congress can resume important activities.
     
  7. "Mr. Chairman, members of the committee."

  8. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: McCarthy
    Audience: Hawkins Committee (?)
    Content: Pointing out America's need for a rigorous anti-Communist movement, and expressing his (McCarthy's) desire for a motion of censure to be rejected so that he can get back to work.
     
  9. "Statement Submitted."

  10. Date: May 18, 1949
    Speaker/Author: Thomas G. Buchanan Jr. (Legislative Director- Civil Rights Congress)
    Audience: Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee
    Content: Opposing the Mundt-Ferguson bills on the grounds that they would deny basic civil liberties to Americans and to American organizations.
     
  11. "Statement of James F. Green."

  12. Date: May 18, 1949
    Speaker/Author: James F. Green (Chairman or the National Americanism Commission, the American Legion)
    Audience: Senate Judiciary Committee
    Content: Supporting the Mundt-Ferguson bills on the grounds that Communism is not an "idea" or a "club", but and international conspiracy, and therefore, the bills do not deny civil liberties to anyone.
     
  13. "Statement of Arnold Johnson."

  14. Date: (?)
    Speaker/Author: Arnold Johnson (Secretary of the National Legislative Committee of the Communist Party)
    Audience: Senate Judiciary Committee
    Content: Opposing the Mundt/Ferguson bills on the grounds that they would oppose the Bill of Rights, cripple trade unions, and promote a fascist dictatorship in the United States.
     
  15. "Testimony by Rev. John Darr Jr.

  16. Date: May 18, 1949
    Speaker/Author: Rev. John Darr Jr. (National Vice-Chairman of the Young Progressives of America)
    Audience: Senate Judiciary Committee
    Content: Opposing the Mundt-Ferguson bills on the grounds that they deny Americans their civil rights.


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