Base opinions on facts

February 14, 2014 

Before responding in typical liberal knee-jerk reaction, I would advise letter writers like Lee Pitzer to first comprehend what they are outraged about. In a previous letter, I quite succinctly differentiated the difference between Joseph McCarthy's Senate hearings and those of the House Un-American Activities Committee. I would suggest he re-read and understand it before spewing your rhetoric.

Furthermore, just because he knows of no credible historical evidence or belief that supports my statements does not make him right. "The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about."

McCarthy was elected to the Senate in 1946. I was wrong in stating that the HUAC commenced in 1946. It was actually 1938, ergo McCarthy was elected after the committee was enacted. So, I'm right.

He apparently foundered himself with the spoon fed pabulum served up by liberal communist sympathizing historians and the liberal news media over the past 60 years. Ever hear of Venona Papers? After the fall of the Soviet Union, former Soviet generals and KGB officials verified that there was a vast communist infiltration of the U.S. government for decades. Ever hear of Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Harry Hopkins (FDR's most trusted adviser) or his Vice President Henry Wallace? Avowed communists, or, at best, communist sympathizers one and all.

For starters, I would suggest Pitzer read "Blacklisted by History" for some insight into McCarthy. He should try being informed instead of opinionated.

Roddy D. Riggs

Highland

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