By William F Buckley
An aim research of the checklist and function of the debatable Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
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HUMELSINE . But loyalty risk, that includes security . SENATOR MCCARRAN . That is what I wanted to know . How can there be a loyalty risk and not a security risk? MR . HUMELSINE . ] However, neither of these explanations is adequate . While it is true that an individual may be a security risk and yet a patriot--he may be alcoholic, homosexual, forgetful, or artless-the term, as used by the State Department when referring to political suspects, very simply denotes disloyalty . For the loyalty and security criteria of the State Department are virtually identical, except for one thing : guilt by association is more heavily stressed in the security category, which, for example, cites as pertinent evidence against THE STATE DEPARTMENT, 1947-1950 27 an employee, "voluntary association with persons known or believed to be" Communist sympathizers .
The way I find myself here in this committee as a representative of the people is that we can review the procedure but we cannot review any substantive evidence . MR. HUMELSINE . That is right, and that is not my regulation but the directive of the President . SENATOR FERCUSON . I understand. " That is true, is it not? MR . HUMELSINE . 2 The fact that legislative committees could not possibly go on record as approving State Department security practices sheds light on the performance of the press and other special pleaders for the Department .
Before going into that, however, it is necessary to define the authorities under which the Department's program operated after 1947, the different standards under which its personnel were In his book, McCarthyism, the Fight for America (New York ; DevinAdair, 1952), Senator McCarthy states, "This warning was disregarded by Marshall" (p . 23) . This is only partly true . On the 24th of June, 1947, Assistant Secretary John Peurifoy notified Senator Ball, chairman of the subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations handling State Department matters, that ten persons had been dismissed .
McCarthy And His Enemies by William F Buckley