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Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in

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FreedomofspeechisnotwhatitusedtobeinAmerica.Ithasbeensoabusedbysomethatitisnotexercisedbyothers.TheAmericanpeoplearesickandtiredofseeinginnocentpeoplesmearedandguiltypeoplewhitewashed.Buttherehavebeenenoughprovedcases,suchastheAmerasiacase,theHisscase,theCoploncase,theGoldcase,tocausethenationwidedistrustandstrongsuspicionthattheremaybesomethingtotheunproved,sensationalaccusations.15AsaRepublican,IsaytomycolleaguesonthissideoftheaislethattheRepublicanPartyfacesachallengetodaythatisnotunlikethechallengethatitfacedbackinLincoln'sday.TheRepublicanPartysosuccessfullymetthatchallengethatitemergedfromtheCivilWarasthechampionofaunitednation--inadditiontobeing aPartythatunrelentinglyfoughtloosespendingandlooseprograms.16TodayourcountryisbeingpsychologicallydividedbytheconfusionandthesuspicionsthatarebredintheUnitedStatesSenatetospreadlikecanceroustentaclesof"knownothing,suspecteverything"attitudes.TodaywehaveaDemocraticAdministrationthathasdevelopedamaniaforloosespendingandlooseprograms.Historyisrepeatingitself--andtheRepublicanPartyagainhastheopportunitytoemergeasthechampionofunityandprudence.17TherecordofthepresentDemocraticAdministrationhasprovided uswithsufficientcampaignissueswithoutthenecessityofresortingtopoliticalsmears.Americaisrapidlylosingitspositionas leaderoftheworldsimplybecausetheDemocraticAdministrationhaspitifullyfailedtoprovideeffectiveleadership.18TheDemocraticAdministrationhascompletelyconfusedtheAmericanpeoplebyitsdailycontradictorygravewarningsandoptimisticassurances--thatshowthepeoplethatourDemocraticAdministrationhasnoideaofwhereitisgoing.19TheDemocraticAdministrationhasgreatlylosttheconfidenceoftheAmericanpeoplebyitscomplacencytothethreatofcommunismhereathomeandtheleakofvitalsecretstoRussiathough keyofficialsoftheDemocraticAdministration.Thereareenoughprovedcasestomakethispointwithoutdilutingourcriticismwithunprovedcharges.61stPERSONpointofview:noticethatsheisincludingherselfinthiscriticism.7RHETORICALQUESTION&1stPERSON:useofthesetogetherdrawthereaderintocomplicity.101thinkthatitishightimethatwerememberedthatwehavesworntoupholdanddefendtheConstitution.IthinkthatitishightimethatwerememberedthattheConstitution,asamended,speaks notonlyofthefreedomof speechbutalsooftrialbyjuryinsteadoftrialbyaccusation.11WhetheritbeacriminalprosecutionincourtoracharacterprosecutionintheSenate,thereislittlepracticaldistinctionwhenthelifeofapersonhasbeenruined.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Jennifer Smith
Tags
United States Senate, Democratic administration

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