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NV lawmakers seek to repeal anti-communist law
AP ^ | November 24, 2012

Posted on 11/25/2012 1:30:31 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada legislative panel has decided it's high time to repeal a state law that allows job discrimination against communists.

The 12-member Legislative Commission unanimously decided this week to introduce a bill at the 2013 session that would repeal a law that was passed in 1951 during the anti-communist fervor of the Cold War.

The law allows employers to reject job applications from communists and their sympathizers, and to fire any communists in their workforce. ....

Legislative staffers told the Las Vegas Review-Journal The law was passed during an era of renewed fears that Communists were infiltrating all walks of American life, concerns that gained the national stage with hearings conducted by U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. Thousands of Americans, including entertainers, teachers, union activists and government employees, were scrutinized and often accused of being Communists or sympathizers.

At the time, Nevada politics was dominated by anti-communist U.S. Sen. Patrick McCarran, D-Nev., who secured passage by Congress of a bill creating the federal Subversive Activities Control Board.

The law required the registration of communist-front organizations with the U.S. attorney general, and paved the way for states to approve their own anti-communist laws. Congress later abolished the board.

No Nevada lawmakers who voted on the 61-year-old state law are alive today.

"How could they do it?" asked former U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev. "I am amazed we had this law."

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: anticommunistlaw; communists; nevada

1 posted on 11/25/2012 1:30:34 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why repeal it?

You can discriminate against anyone on account of political party, no law against it.

Why do you think colleges and the media is 99.9% leftist??


2 posted on 11/25/2012 1:33:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Here we go! Communism is on a roll. My parents and grandparents are spinning in their graves.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 1:33:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“How could they do it?”
Well Barbara,if you don’t understand I don’t know how anyone could ever explain it to you.Twit.


4 posted on 11/25/2012 1:34:07 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s called “freedom of association”. They should be allowed to fire anybody for anything provided they honor any contracts signed.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 1:34:13 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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6 posted on 11/25/2012 1:35:26 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Has anybody bothered for decades to do that? There have been presidential candidates for a long time running as CPUSA or similar and they get a small fraction of a percent every time around. Even Democrats know better than to vote for the spoiler.

We won the cold war. Then we surrendered.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 1:39:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


8 posted on 11/25/2012 1:41:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev.

This idiot is a Republican??

9 posted on 11/25/2012 1:42:37 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have no problem at all with legal discrimination against communists. The basic beliefs of communists are un-American. Communists cannot be trusted in any position of authority or responsibility.

The main Communist beliefs are:

- All wealth is to be redistributed equally including money and property. The elites get far larger “equal” shares.

- All wealth and goods are owned by the state on behalf of the people, kept in shortage and rationed, to insure the importance of the state.

- There are elections, but only to select certain communist leaders from the communist party. Often there is only a single choice, and voting for them is mandatory.

- Communism is the best form of social organization, despite any and all evidence to the contrary. It is the best because it *must* be the best, and to disagree is a crime, or evidence of mental illness. This is an article of faith.

- The greater good is more important than the rights of an individual. The greater good is determined by the ruling elites. Individual success or failure is deemed anti-social.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 1:43:02 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: cripplecreek

Geeez. It has to be the unions pushing for this. They are the only communists I know of in Nevada.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 1:43:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How did Hairy Weed ever get a job in Nevada?? ;-)


12 posted on 11/25/2012 1:48:04 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How did Hairy Weed ever get a job in Nevada?? ;-)


13 posted on 11/25/2012 1:48:14 PM PST by HP8753 (Live Free!!!! .............or don't.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Communism, by its very nature is opposed to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Indeed, it must destroy anything that opposes it, including anyone who publishes ideas and fact in opposition to it. It is evil.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 1:50:50 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We have a Communist in the White House, so why repeal it?


15 posted on 11/25/2012 1:55:46 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"How could they do it?" asked former U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev. "I am amazed we had this law."

Wouldn't such a law have been logical in 1951, when we were in a shooting war with Communists in Korea? I'm surprised that Barbara Vucanovich, a conservative with a good voting record, would ask such a dumb question.

16 posted on 11/25/2012 2:00:14 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"How could they do it?" asked former U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev. "I am amazed we had this law."

Wouldn't such a law have been logical in 1951, when we were in a shooting war with Communists in Korea? I'm surprised that Barbara Vucanovich, a conservative with a good voting record, would ask such a dumb question.

17 posted on 11/25/2012 2:00:37 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’d like to see this law stay on the books with a slight amendment...

It should apply to communists and progressives as well.

[of course, if that should become widespread, the ‘Rats would just take over some other word in the English language to call themselves]


18 posted on 11/25/2012 2:00:38 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Regulator
Why are you surprised. The (R) party is not what it is believed to be.

(D) redistribute wealth in the name of "the common good" and (R) redistribute in the name of security and "passionate conservatism."

The fighting is over who gets to spend the money and for what.

For an example see the (R) grandstanding prior to the bank bailouts. After it was loaded up with enough pork to pacify the (R)......they voted it for it.

19 posted on 11/25/2012 2:03:01 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Regulator

20 posted on 11/25/2012 2:04:10 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Lord help us she is the spitting image of a democrat!


21 posted on 11/25/2012 2:11:15 PM PST by RightLady
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To: Farmer Dean

And there’s an “R” by her name, too.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 2:15:48 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Fiji Hill

Also, there was virtually no home-grown incarnation of this stuff. It was seen as the toxic foreign import it was.

Some Republicans need to get a better sense of history.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 2:22:07 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Lazamataz

would you hit it?


24 posted on 11/25/2012 2:22:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: C210N

Any political party that takes the slogan “FORWARD,” without also specifying forward to just what, will be banned.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 2:24:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes and the R next to her name makes everything okay for some. lol


26 posted on 11/25/2012 2:26:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Doogle

The old cow needs to be run out of town on a rail.


27 posted on 11/25/2012 2:45:15 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“...The law allows employers to reject job applications from communists and their sympathizers, and to fire any communists in their workforce.”

I see nothing wrong with this Law. Too bad we don’t have a National Law like, If we did it would then be Bye-Bye Obommer and his crowd of thugs.


28 posted on 11/25/2012 2:57:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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Self-ping. Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 3:06:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess my ‘Kill a Commie for Mommy” T shirt would not go over well. I got it from a Black Hawk pilot I used to fly with.


30 posted on 11/25/2012 3:32:23 PM PST by jesseam (eliev)
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To: Fiji Hill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Vucanovich
She should know- she was 30 years old at the time....


31 posted on 11/25/2012 5:15:09 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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