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Monday, November 20, 2017

Op-ed was wrong about the legacy of Joe McCarthy

Editor:

I’m responding to Avis Anderson’s article “Losing that simple little thing called trust” in which she opines that our Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, should resign his office and that President Trump cannot be trusted as our nation’s leader. Anderson is welcome to her opinions, even though I disagree with her, but she doesn’t have a right to her own set of facts and that’s where I take exception to her article. She states that Senator Joseph McCarthy “stained the post-World War II era with his lies against so-called Communists” and so I would like to enlighten her on the real facts. McCarthy ran a crusade against “communist party members” working in the FDR and Truman administrations during the 1940’s and 50’s. It lasted from 1950 to 1954 and he was vilified by both political parties, the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, and the “main stream press” for calling out the “elites” in Washington and eventually he was “censured” by the Senate. Guess what? He was right about communists working in our government and most of them were spies. Remember the Rosenberg’s who gave away our nuclear secrets to the Russians which allowed them to build atomic bombs of their own. How about Alger Hiss who advised FDR at Yalta when we gave Poland to Russia and then Hiss worked with Truman on creating the United Nations. You know how we know all of this? The Venona Project was declassified in July of 1995 and in it were decoded Kremlin cables that proved that our government was infiltrated w/ “communist spies” during that time. This project was started during WW II to break the Russian code and was kept secret for 50 years. Not even FDR and Truman knew of its existence because we didn’t want it leaked to the Soviet Union. I’m sure Anderson doesn’t know about the “Venona Project” as the “fake news” media doesn’t want it’s on going persecution of McCarthy ruined by the truth. You have to go outside the news being fed to us every day and educate yourself but there is a “Venona Project” book available and Ann Coulter’s New York Times bestseller “Treason” is very informative, also. In conclusion, and this is just my opinion, President Trump is now going through what Senator McCarthy endured as he “drains the swamp” and we can watch the Washington establishment, including both Democrat and Republican “elites”, try and destroy him as they did McCarthy.

Patrick Prescott

Glendive

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