Was it 50+ years ago? Or is it now?

Originally posted: 2004-07-16 10:29:42

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy’s methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. He didn’t create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it. And rather successfully. Cassius was right: ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.'”

Edward R. Murrow, March 8, 1954

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