Internal Security Legislation: Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 1 of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Eighty-third Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 226 [and Others].

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Committee Serial No. 14. Considers legislation to outlaw the Communist party and establish the death penalty for espionage activities.
 

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Seite 420 - The alternate domination of one faction over another sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual...
Seite 123 - And a statute which either forbids or requires the doing of an act in terms so vague that men of common intelligence must necessarily guess at its meaning and differ as to its application violates the first essential of due process of law.
Seite 228 - The greater the importance of safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve inviolate the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion, to the end that government may be responsive to the will of the people and that changes, if desired, may be obtained by peaceful means. Therein lies the security of the Republic,...
Seite 175 - ... any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as a contempt thereof. All process in any such case may be served in the judicial district whereof such person is an inhabitant or wherever he may be found.
Seite 178 - If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Seite 175 - ... business, in requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, and other records.
Seite 177 - ... (g) An order of the Commission to cease and desist shall become final— (1) Upon the expiration of the time allowed for filing a petition for review, if no such petition has been duly filed within such time...
Seite 104 - Whatever theoretical merit there may be to the argument that there is a "right" to rebellion against dictatorial governments is without force where the existing structure of the government provides for peaceful and orderly change. We reject any principle of governmental helplessness in the face of preparation for revolution, which principle, carried to its logical conclusion, must lead to anarchy.
Seite 64 - ... government in the United States by force or violence; (3) to organize or help to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any government in the United States...
Seite 261 - subject only to the Constitution of the United States," as interpreted by the Supreme Court.

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